New Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani on club’s return to league action

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has spoken of his excitement ahead of the new Premier League season, which begins on Saturday, insisting that his club is “a strong part of the sport” and that “it’s important for us to be back on the football field with a team to represent what Leeds United is all about.”

The Italian was speaking following a news conference to unveil a new website, blog and social media campaign to commemorate Leeds’ 90th anniversary as a club.

As part of the year-long celebrations, Radrizzani will also auction off his signed football boots to raise money for the Leeds United Foundation and has pledged that any profits from the sale of the boots will be donated.

Leeds won the FA Cup in 1972, their first major trophy in over 70 years. However, while they won their most recent major trophy in 1992, with a UEFA Cup triumph, their last league title was in 1992.

The 51-year-old has rebranded the club in a bid to refocus their owners on the club’s historic place in English football history as well as reconnect it with the city of Leeds.

Radrizzani, who successfully backed Spanish club Sevilla to their seventh La Liga title, has visited cities across Europe in an attempt to find a sponsor for the new club mark and revealed that he has had success in Spain, Italy and Brazil.

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