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Leeds United confirm appointment of Marcelo Bielsa as head coach

• Former Argentina coach appointed on initial two-year deal• Bielsa: Offer to manage in England ‘impossible to turn down’Leeds United have confirmed the appointment of Marcelo Bielsa as their new head coach on an initial two-year contract.The 62-year-o…

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Leeds on course to appoint Marcelo Bielsa as new head coach

• Former Argentina manager in talks over post• Leeds expected to make imminent announcementLeeds remain on course to appoint former Argentina boss Marcelo Bielsa as the club’s new head coach.Bielsa, 62, who has also had a spell in charge of Chile, has …

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Leeds United sack manager Paul Heckingbottom after 16 games

• 40-year-old had replaced Thomas Christiansen in February• ‘We are confident of making a quick appointment’ say LeedsLeeds United have sacked head coach Paul Heckingbottom after just 16 games in the job. The 40-year-old replaced Thomas Christiansen in…

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Leeds feel the heat in Myanmar, but are made to feel welcome

Championship club’s two-match tour has not been well received, but a few fans have made the 5,600-mile tripWe’re just here for the football,” the Leeds United manager said after the first game of their short but controversial close-season tour of Myanm…

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Leeds feel the heat in Myanmar, but are made to feel welcome

Championship club’s two-match tour has not been well received, but a few fans have made the 5,600-mile tripWe’re just here for the football,” the Leeds United manager said after the first game of their short but controversial close-season tour of Myanm…

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Leeds owner defends Myanmar tour: ‘This is about people not governments’

Andrea Radrizzani says friendlies a ‘carefully considered decision’Myanmar accused of ethnic cleansing and human rights abusesThe owner of Leeds United has defended the club’s highly controversial decision to play two post-season friendlies in Myanmar,…

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Leeds United, their Myanmar muddle and football’s most boggling tours | Marina Hyde

Leeds’ planned trip to Myanmar highlights the malarial atmosphere of the modern game, yet Dallas Tornado’s 1967 world tour may remain football’s most unfathomable odysseyBy the time you read this column, ideally, it will have been overtaken by fast-mov…

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Leeds United, their Myanmar muddle and football’s most boggling tours | Marina Hyde

Leeds’ planned trip to Myanmar highlights the malarial atmosphere of the modern game, yet Dallas Tornado’s 1967 world tour may remain football’s most unfathomable odysseyBy the time you read this column, ideally, it will have been overtaken by fast-mov…

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Leeds United branded ‘disgraceful’ after announcing Myanmar tour

• Myanmar subject of numerous human rights abuse allegations• Leeds to play games in Yangon and Mandalay in MayLeeds United have announced they will play two matches in Myanmar in a tour sponsored by a bank with close links to the regime accused of eth…

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Lewis Grabban goal boosts Aston Villa promotion bid against Leeds

Aston Villa moved to within two points of the Championship automatic promotion places with a 1-0 win over Leeds. Lewis Grabban’s first-half header was enough to give the hosts victory at Villa Park as Leeds fell to their 10th defeat of 2018.Villa, who …

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Benik Afobe rounds off Wolves’ return to form against Leeds

The Championship leaders Wolves returned to form as they defeated Leeds 3-0 at Elland Road.Nuno Espírito Santo had seen his side’s rampant form stall in recent weeks following a three-match winless streak. That run allowed their nearest challengers Car…

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Garry Monk will draw on Leeds experience to heal Birmingham

• New manager confident of avoiding drop from Championship• Former assistant Pep Clotet will link up with Monk againGarry Monk has said he will use the experience from his time at Leeds United to galvanise Birmingham City after becoming the Championshi…

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Championship roundup: Nelson Oliveira stuns Wolves to earn draw for Norwich

• Leaders held 2-2 thanks to Nelson Oliveira’s 35-yard screamer• Derby and Leeds and Bristol City and Fulham draw; Cardiff winNelson Oliveira’s spectacular late strike saw Norwich grab a point in stoppage time for the second time in four days as they d…

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Billy Sharp punishes Leeds as Paul Heckingbottom gets off to losing start

Paul Heckingbottom’s tenure as Leeds United manager got off to a disappointing start after Billy Sharp’s double ensured Sheffield United took the spoils in a feisty Yorkshire derby at Bramall Lane.It took only 70 seconds for Sharp to open the scoring. …

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Leeds’ move for Paul Heckingbottom is a gamble for both parties

Heckingbottom can focus on coaching in a way that became impossible at Barnsley but inherits a mishmash of a squad which looks meek beside most of Leeds’ promotion rivalsThis season was supposed to be different for Leeds United. But an embarrassing FA …

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Leeds set to name Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom as new manager

• Heckingbottom could be in the post by Tuesday• Thomas Christiansen was dismissed on Sunday after poor runLeeds United expect to name the Barnsley manager, Paul Heckingbottom, as Thomas Christiansen’s successor within the next 24 hours.After sacking t…

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Leeds United sack manager Thomas Christiansen after dismal run

• Leeds yet to win in 2018 and winless in past seven matches• High-flying Cardiff City won 4-1 at Elland Road on SaturdayLeeds United have sacked head coach Thomas Christiansen following a dismal seven-match winless run, with the Championship club yet …

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Leeds United’s new crest has irked fans. Could you do a better job for your club?

Everton, Manchester United, Hull City and now Leeds United fans have taken issue with their club’s change of crest. If you were designing one for your team, what would it look like? There have been quieter lunchtimes in West Yorkshire. Leeds United’s n…

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‘It looks like a Gaviscon ad’ – Leeds United criticised for new club crest

• Crest result of ‘consultation involving more than 10,000 people’• Supporters of the club seemingly underwhelmed by new crestLeeds United have revealed a new crest to commemorate the club’s centenary. It has not been universally welcomed.The crest, th…

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Quiet, thoughtful and good – Jimmy Armfield was a top manager | Gordon McQueen

Jimmy Armfield didn’t shout when I had to miss Leeds’ 1975 European Cup final through suspension and I’ll never forget how he treated my mum and dadJimmy Armfield’s time in management is often overlooked and that’s understandable in a way because it ca…