Andy Couzens defends Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Andy Couzens speaks highly of Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani.

Andrea Radrizzani, Owner of Leeds United (3R) looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21, 2017 in Bristol, England.

Andy Couzens has defended Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani on social networking site Twitter.

The former Leeds midfielder, 42, has stated that Radrizzani wants the West Yorkshire outfit to succeed and get promoted to the Premier League.

Andrea Radrizzani, Owner of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21, 2017 in Bristol, England.

Radrizzani has Leeds’s best interests at heart, and the professionalism he has shown so far is admirable.

True, results on the pitch have not been great in recent weeks and some of the summer signings have not played as well as they should have, but it cannot be the Italian businessman’s fault.

The Italian has invested in the team, brought in a new head coach and director of football, and has also bought back Elland Road.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Leeds are one of the biggest clubs in England, and the signs are very positive under Radrizzani.

What the Whites now need are positive performances and results on the pitch for the team to start challenging for the Championship playoffs this season.

Leeds will take on Barnsley in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

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