Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear has underlined the importance of reaching the Premier League by branding football as “economically untenable” currently to those in the EFL.
With no firm plans for spectators coming through the turnstiles during the coronavirus pandemic, staying at the summit of the Championship and reaching the top flight is critical, which was outlined in an open letter from Kinnear to fans.
“The current situation is economically untenable for all but the Premier League and my first miserable crowdless experience at Cardiff reinforced that axiom that the game is truly nothing without the fans,” he wrote in the matchday programme.
“As the Government’s handling of the overall pandemic can, at best, be described as “Sunday League”, the initiative, creativity and commitment for delivery safe solutions will need to be taken by the Premier League, EFL and individual clubs, to which the co-operation of supporters to a new normal will be critical.”
On the pitch, Marcelo Bielsa has made it clear to his players he will be ruthless to finally get Leeds promoted.