Leeds United’s promotion to the Premier League was confirmed on Friday night and the followers have been understandably delighted.
It has been a protracted 16-year look ahead to the supporters since their relegation from the highest flight in 2004.
Marcelo Bielsa’s aspect got here agonisingly shut final season after they have been overwhelmed by Derby within the Championship play-offs.
Their lengthy awaited return was made a actuality when West Brom have been overwhelmed by Huddersfield and the promotion was sealed.
Followers gathered exterior Elland Highway to have fun whereas the gamers is also seen inside the bottom having fun with their newfound Premier League standing.
Former participant Vinnie Jones even tweeted a video displaying flares going off exterior the stadium.
Fashionable supervisor Bielsa was additionally seen being congratulated by supporters and giving elbow bumps as he left for Elland Highway.
The membership have spent 13 seasons within the Championship and three in League One after dropping into the third tier for the primary time of their historical past in 2007.
Leeds went into administration in 2007 beneath Ken Bates and fared little higher beneath subsequent homeowners GFH Capital earlier than the arrival of controversial Italian Massimo Cellino.
Throughout Cellino’s chaotic three-year possession Leeds had seven completely different managers, however present proprietor Andrea Radrizzani purchased a 50 per cent stake in Leeds in January 2017 to sign the dawning of a brand new period.
Radrizzani bought the remaining 50 per cent from Cellino the next Could and Leeds made a daring assertion of intent by appointing Bielsa in the summertime of 2018.
It was an costly gamble, however Bielsa proved an instantaneous hit, remodeling the identical squad he inherited into real promotion challengers in his first season.
That led to disappointment when Leeds fell quick within the play-offs, however Bielsa and his gamers have bounced again.