I was surprised to hear that Andrea Radrizzani had come to think about buying Leeds United after a chat with former footballer and football manager Kenny Dalglish. He says that the ex-Liverpool legend mentioned that Leeds were a “sleeping giant” and Radrizzani began to think.
Radrizzani on Dalglish
“It was a casual chat at lunch with friends, it was my first time meeting him”
“We were talking about many things and for two minutes we talked about Leeds, the sleeping giant, the opportunity for someone coming here.
“He mentioned about the great opportunity if someone had a concrete project with a vision to bring back the passion. He also mentioned about how the city is passionate about the club and this is what I’m finding out.
“A few weeks later at the end of May I remember I was talking about different clubs and someone mentioned Leeds and then I got in touch with Massimo Cellino, who at that time I didn’t know.”
Radrizzani went on to say,
“At the moment the infrastructure is very old – in terms of management, services, and facilities.”
“I hope we go up to the Premier League this year but if we don’t we need to be able anyway to progress the club and be ready for when we go up. This progression requires a balance off the pitch and on the pitch. It is not easy, it is very difficult, because I am also not here to lose money every year for the rest of my life.”