Teenage sensation set for Elland Road
28 Jul 2020 07:46 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Tuesday 28th July, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road
Big things expected from Charlie Allen
Teenage sensation Charlie Allen has bid farewell to David Healy's Linfield Town, and is expected at Elland Road in the next few days to sign terms. The 16 year old attacking midfielder was given a farewell party in his hometown of Carrickfergus on Saturday night and is due to meet with the Leeds Utd hierarchy to pun pen to payer for the first time in his young career.
Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Spurs and Rangers all threw their hats into the ring, but Leeds impressed Allen's family with a detailed dossier on his abilities and achievements as well as their impressive set up at Thorp Arch which has now won Category one status.
Meanwhile, current Thorp Arch graduate Alfie McCalmont is set to sign a three year contract at Elland Road. The exciting 20yo midfielder is due to put pen to paper shortly, and is then expected to go out on a season long loan, along with Gotts, Edmonson, Bogusz, Cresswell and Miazek.
And the LMA Championship Manager of the Year award goes to...
Marcelo Bielsa has responded to winning the LMA Manager of the year award for the Championship in typical style. The 65yo was quick to thanks all those involved at Elland Road, especially the fans! Bielsa said...
Good evening. First of all I wish to apologise for not delivering this message in English. Secondly I would like to say thank you for this award. It's of special importance to me because the votes were cast by the coaches in the league that Leeds have won. "The fact that my colleagues have recognised my contribution is so important to me.
Awards are usually recognition for achievements by a particular team. In this case it's the recognition of the title Leeds have won. I know how much help on the path towards this achievement that I have received. I'd like to thank the club and the authorities who hired me for the chance to work in English football.
And the fans for their support, contribution and love they have shown towards me and every member of staff who has worked alongside the players this year. In this regard there are many unnamed people who are key to the work. The biggest thank you is to the players themselves because they are the ones doing the most difficult job in football that is playing, competing and this case clinching.
The coaches are always the product of the players we get to coach. I'd like to stress how grateful I am to them. I'd also like to thank the body in charge of the award. Thank you very much everyone it has been a pleasure speaking to you.
With Bielsa at the helm, and a healthy budget at his disposal, where would you expect Leeds to finish the 20/21 season? Are there any first team players that you are concerned about that may be out of their depth in the Premiership? Who should Captain Leeds during their nexc campaign?