The sad inevitability of the changing of the guard at Elland Road

If there is one myth that Marcelo Bielsa has busted in his time at Leeds United it is that you do not need to spend fortunes in the transfer market, a good coach can improve players, take them to the next level. He proved that by taking a mid-tabled Championship side to Football League Champions within two seasons and turning ‘League One’ Liam Cooper into a player who looks comfortable in the Premier League. But there was only so far he would be able to take the squad he inherited from Paul Heckingbottom, only so high in the Premier League those players could aim. Last summer that mean evolution rather than revolution for Leeds United. Four key first team signings complimented by a spattering...

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