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When Leeds United will be promoted to the Premier League - according to Football Manager

When will Leeds United be promoted to the Premier League? That is the question on every supporters' lips.

Hopefully this season is the answer - but when we put Football Manager 2019 in auto pilot mode, it brought a long and intriguing outcome. Scroll below to find out how and when the popular computer game predicted Leeds United to end their top-flight absence:

Leeds almost lived the Marcelo Bielsa dream that every supporter is wishing for this season. Bielsa guided the Whites all the way to the playoff final but suffered a 2-0 defeat to Stoke City at Wembley. The heartbreak proved too much for Bielsa, who resigned a month later.

1. 2018-2019: Playoff heartbreak and Bielsa departure

Leeds almost lived the Marcelo Bielsa dream that every supporter is wishing for this season. Bielsa guided the Whites all the way to the playoff final but suffered a 2-0 defeat to Stoke City at Wembley. The heartbreak proved too much for Bielsa, who resigned a month later.
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Leeds turned to former Manchester United manager David Moyes in a bid to go one better than Bielsa - however he failed miserably. Moyes' arrival saw the Whites drop to 12th and was sacked a day after the final day of the season.

2. 2019-2020: Bielsa's replacement undo's good work

Leeds turned to former Manchester United manager David Moyes in a bid to go one better than Bielsa - however he failed miserably. Moyes' arrival saw the Whites drop to 12th and was sacked a day after the final day of the season.
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Paul Cook joined from Wigan Athletic but was to last just 226 days at the helm after being relieved off his duties in January 2021. A bizarre appointment followed, with Andy Scott, a chief scout from Watford deemed as a suitable option. The club finished 16th.

3. 2020-2021: Paul Cook appointed - but he doesn't last long

Paul Cook joined from Wigan Athletic but was to last just 226 days at the helm after being relieved off his duties in January 2021. A bizarre appointment followed, with Andy Scott, a chief scout from Watford deemed as a suitable option. The club finished 16th.
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Scott was sacked in the December after Leeds continued to linger around the bottom half of the table. His replacement, Neil Harris - but the Whites' fortunes remained the same, finishing 16th for the second successive season.

4. 2021-2022: Another sacking and another 16th place finish

Scott was sacked in the December after Leeds continued to linger around the bottom half of the table. His replacement, Neil Harris - but the Whites' fortunes remained the same, finishing 16th for the second successive season.
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