Championship side Leeds United have not played in the Premier League since 2004.
Danny Mills suggested on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning (broadcast from 6am, June 3) that Leeds United may not remain a giant for too long.
Leeds are one of the biggest clubs in England and regularly attract over 20,000 fans for their home matches at Elland Road.
However, the West Yorkshire outfit have not featured in the Premier League since 2004.
The Whites have become also-rans in the Championship and failed to finish in the top 10 this past season.
Many have described Leeds as a ‘sleeping giant’ over the years, and it is quite apt given the club’s history, past success and stature in English football.
Former Leeds defender Mills, though, has suggested that the club need to wake up soon in order to retain their status as one of the biggest in England.
“A lot of people already have said, ‘Why would he take the job?’ First and foremost, Leeds are a fantastic football club, and it is a huge sleeping giant,” said Mills on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning (broadcast from 6am, June 3) while discussing Garry Monk’s appointment as the new Leeds head coach.
“The problem that you have, the longer it stays asleep, it gets less and less of a giant. Sooner or later, it has got to wake up and be a giant again, or it’s going to disappear.”
While Mills’s comments about Leeds’s current situation may seem harsh to some, they are perfectly valid.
Leeds have a huge fanbase, but on the pitch they have been a mediocre team for a number of years.
Perhaps under new head coach Garry Monk, the 2016-17 season will be different and better.
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