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Tony Yeboah says George Graham didn’t like him, claims he didn’t want to leave Leeds

Tony Yeboah is fondly remembered by Leeds United fans.

Former Leeds United striker Tony Yeboah has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that George Graham did not like him.

Yeboah played for Leeds from January 1995 till 1997 and was a hero at Elland Road during his time with the West Yorkshire outfit.

The striker scored some great goals for the Whites, but he left the club under controversial circumstances for German outfit Hamburg in 1997.

Following the dismissal of Howard Wilkinson as the Leeds manager in 1996, Graham was appointed the first-team boss.

The former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur manager and Yeboah could not get along with each other, and the latter eventually left Leeds for Hamburg.

Reflecting on his exit from Leeds back in 1997, the former Ghana international striker told The Yorkshire Evening Post: “George Graham, I don’t think he liked me.

"When it came for me to leave I didn’t want to go. But leaving was a good decision. It was the right decision.”

Yeboah’s career virtually fizzled out after his departure from Leeds, and he eventually retired in 2002 after playing for Hamburg and Al-Ittihad.

Although Yeboah’s time at Leeds ended prematurely, his performance and goals will always be remembered by the club’s fans.

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