The lesson Leeds United can learn from Bayern Munich's double transfer deal

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Bayern Munich and Leeds may be worlds apart, but from an organisation perspective lessons can still be learned.

Bayern Munich once controversially denied Leeds United the European Cup, with refereeing overshadowing the final back in 1975.

Nowadays the two clubs are worlds apart, with the Germans now regulars in the Champions League and routinely domestic champions, while Leeds imploded financially a decade ago and continue to struggle to muster a promotion attempt to get out of England's second tier.

Yesterday Bayern clinched a big money double deal, buying Renato Sanches from Benfica and Mats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund, The Express reported, for amounts Leeds could only dream of.

Success at Bayern works from the top down, and the fact Bayern have achieved this despite an change in manager shows the importance of planning.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino told The Mirror this week he will hold a board meeting on May 18, and is in no rush to decide head coach Steve Evans' contract, with his deal expiring on June 30.

Bayern meanwhile dealt with the fact Pep Guardiola was leaving months ago, appointing Carlo Ancelotti in his place. It is a nice swap to be able to make, but their big money deals could not have been completed quite so quickly had they still been dragging their heels over a manager.

Leeds will not be able to compete for big money additions, simply getting new faces through the door at all will be welcome, but the longer they take to resolve their head coach situation, then the more difficult it becomes to get new players in ahead of pre-season.

Many Leeds fans would prefer there to be no question over Evans' future at all, with the Scotsman doing enough to show this season that he deserves a chance to stay on, even if Cellino is not convinced. 

Evans could be hard at work trying to tie up transfer deals for next season already, but instead Leeds remain in limbo until Cellino makes a decision either way.

Bayern have more money than they may ever need, but it does not cost a thing to be able to plan ahead of time for the off-season. If Leeds become organised off the pitch, they might just start finally seeing success on it.

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