Following Leeds United is anything but easy. The ups and downs, as the club has marched on together, range from huge highs to near extinction. As the Whites celebrate 100 years since their formation in 1919, James Buttler chronicles a dramatic history through the eyes of the 36 managers who have taken their turn in the dugout.
From Don Revie and Howard Wilkinson, who both took Leeds United to the pinnacle of the English game, to Brian Clough, Dave Hockaday and Darko Milanic, whose tenures came and went in a matter of days, the managers of Leeds United have excited, enjoyed and endured. Whether successful or not, they stepped up to the challenge.
Relaying their experiences through extensive research, along with exclusive interviews with Kevin Blackwell, Simon Grayson, Howard Wilkinson, George Graham and Eddie Gray, the tale of a great club is told. It is a tale of 100 years in which dreams, careers and legends were formed; where trophies were won; of huge European evenings and stylish football which made Leeds United the best team in the game; and of relegations, financial calamities and strife.
100 years of Leeds United has often frustrated, has sometimes delivered dreams, but has never been dull.