Leeds received a major boost in their plans to build a new training centre this week as the club posted an update from Angus Kinnear on Twitter.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 18, 2019
The local council announced that the executive board had agreed to sell the old site of the Matthew Murray school with the location being seen as a place where a training facility and academy project can be launched.
Kinnear claimed it was an exciting announcement as the Managing Director revealed his delight that the plans were coming together.
It seemed as though many supporters were also full of anticipation as one hailed it as excellent for the club. The same individual explained it was unlikely to have happened under Massimo Cellino.
Another fan praised Kinnear himself as further shout outs were given to Andrea Radrizzani. One tweeter wanted the new complex to be called ‘The Marcelo Bielsa Academy’.
The plan is for Leeds to start moving over from their Thorp Arch base to the new site over the next few years.
The current lease on that site is due to expire in 2027.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
Definitely wouldn’t have been accepted (or even proposed for that matter) under Bates, Cellino etc. Fantastic for the club. Well done lads @andrearadri
— Nathan H ?? (@nathlufc23) September 18, 2019
If it’s not called the Bielsa training facility I don’t want to hear it.
— Albert (@Albertlufc) September 18, 2019
— Benny Boy Scott (@benscott80) September 18, 2019
Great work Angus.
— Jonathan Hill (@JontyHill14) September 18, 2019
— Dave Duracell (@DaveDuracell) September 18, 2019
Love to see it
— Liam (@Liamdestroyer39) September 18, 2019
Announce “The Marcelo Bielsa Academy”
— Anthony Fedorowicz ?? (@FoxesJumpers79) September 18, 2019
We have a football club that is supporting the city, it’s fantastic and will no doubt provide economic growth for the city in return!
— WACCOE (@danrmount) September 18, 2019