Former Leeds United manager Neil Warnock says he's never worked anywhere where football meant so much as at Elland Road.
Former Leeds United boss Neil Warnock told talkSPORT that he’s never been anywhere where he feels football means more to the fans than Elland Road.
Warnock was clear when he outlined the importance of the club’s support base as Uwe Rosler begins like as the club’s new head coach, replacing Neil Redfearn who has been offered his old role with the club’s academy.
“The one thing with Leeds is that the fans are absolutely desperate, it’s their life – I’ve been at a lot of clubs but I’ve never been anywhere where it meant so much – There, everyone eats it and sleeps it because it’s a one city club and a really massive club,” said Warnock.
Redfearn was an extremely popular figure at the club and Rosler will have to hit the ground running with some positive and entertaining football next year to win fans over.
There will be plenty of fans who feel aggrieved over the way Redfearn has been treated but big wins and impressive performances from pre-season into the start of the next campaign will help to banish that frustration.
If he can start getting results consistently then Leeds have a good chance of establishing an impressive early position as they look to compete for a top six place with the aspiration of promotion into the Premier League.
If the season doesn’t start well then Rosler will instantly be put under pressure from all angles, with one being the club’s support base.
The Leeds fans are so important to keep onside because of the impressive way they consistently turn out to get right behind the team at Elland Road and anywhere they travel up and down the country.