15 Leeds United fans tell the story of relegation: ‘Sell the club & f*ck off home’

Leeds United are back in the Championship after three years in the Premier League. The club have been relegated after a humbling final day 4-1 defeat at home to Tottenham.

The damage had already been done for Leeds, who would’ve been down regardless of what they did at Elland Road as relegation rivals Leicester City – who also went down – and Everton won their matches against West Ham and Bournemouth respectively.

Sam Allardyce failed in his job as a firefighter, failing to turn the team’s form around and only leading them to one point from four matches in charge. Leeds went down with a whimper in the end, ending up five points adrift of safety on 31 points, having taken just two points from their last eight outings.

“This year, in my opinion, we’ve done a great job in the market and we have a very competitive team”, Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani told The Athletic last summer – comments that have since come back to bite him.

“The target I set is between 10th to 14th position. If we’re lucky, we are close to 10th or more. If we aren’t lucky, we are 15th. But I think we are in that range.

“I don’t want to have any more heart-attack risk. I don’t have any doubt that we’ll avoid a situation similar to last season. It’s impossible.”

It’s a big summer ahead for Leeds, with lots of uncertainty. There’s ambiguity over who will be running the club, with a takeover by the San Francisco 49ers yet to be fully completed and Radrizzani currently in the process of buying Italian club Sampdoria.

There’s also no director of football following the dismissal of Victor Orta earlier this month, while it also remains to be seen who will be in the dugout next season with it looking incredibly unlikely that Allardyce will remain in his post.

Here are 15 Leeds fans that tell the story of where exactly things have gone wrong this season.


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