‘We are winning the league’ - Leeds United fans react to 49ers Enterprises takeover news

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Leeds United fans have already had their say on the takeover news at Elland Road.

Leeds United fans have been reacting to news of the club’s official takeover.

The Whites fans have been waiting for the takeover to become official for some time, with murmerings of the process being ongoing for months. 49ers Enterprises upped their stake in the club last summer ahead of completing a full purchase this summer, but the club’s regelation left fans feeling nervous that the Americans would walk away from a possible deal.

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But on Tuesday, Leeds confirmed that a takeover had been ratified by the EFL, with previous vice-chairman Paraag Marathe taking over the chairman role, representing 49ers Enterprises on the ground.

In truth, Andrea Radrizzani enjoyed a pretty successful spell in charge at Elland Road, and he certainly did better than his predecessor, leading the club’s return to the Premier League. But fans were left unhappy by the management of the club last season, with the Whites going through three managers before ultimately suffering relegation back to the Championship.

It feels like the right time for a fresh start, and indeed with a much bigger financial backing. 49ers Enterprises can afford to put significant finance into the club, and there is better timing as Leeds look to secure a return to the Premier League.

As fans celebrate the news, we have rounded up some of the best reactions on Twitter.

GarParkin2021 - “Yessss get in there.”

AtieStein - “Pure magic, come on MOT.”

BennyMayes2 - “About time.”


PhulThumbs - “The Phoenix Arises From The Ashes.”

Toddy_LUFC - “Paraag has a dream.”

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DomLeeds1919 - “Thought it was never going to happen. Now time to get this squad sorted out ASAP.”

LifeOfBall123 - “Congratulations, let’s hope its a better era for Leeds fans.”

PorrettaGareth3 - “Excellent. Now hopefully all the doubters will stop worrying and let these do their jobs. It’s obvious they work in a different way to Radz, not making public promises that they can’t keep etc to start with. This could be the start of great things for the club. Welcome aboard MOT.”

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