When Don Revie was made player manager of Leeds on the 16th of March 1961, few people expected much of a change in fortunes for an Elland Road club that had little to show for it’s 42 year existence.
It was just another day at Leeds United, a club whose name was met with similar indifference to that of Leyton Orient and Rushden & Diamonds today.
It’s difficult to put into words the transformation Leeds United underwent with Don Revie at the helm. He didn’t just change things at Elland Road, but his methods and ideas changed the course of football forever.
By the time Don Revie parted ways with Leeds United in 1974, he’d transformed the Whites into one of the most feared and successful teams in Europe. Putting Revie’s influence into words is a bit beyond my talents, but luckily the BBC’s Late Kick-Off show produced this touching tribute. Enjoy…