The three priorities Leeds United must focus on this summer
In 2001, Leeds United bowed out of the UEFA Champions League at the final semi-final stage at the hands of Spanish side Valencia. In the group stages, Leeds finished above Barcelona, knocking the Catalan club out of the competition. Three years later Leeds were relegated to the second tier of English football.
Since that fateful day in 2004, the Whites have not had much to cheer about. Another relegation led to several years of League One obscurity, and even since returning to the second division, they have never looked like forcing a return to the promise land.
That has all changed this season. With the talented, young Garry Monk at the helm, Leeds have looked a different side this season. After seeming destined for a play-off spot for a large swathe of the season, the wheels are starting to come off Monk’s Premier League assault. This weekend the club dropped out of the top 6. Wins from their next three games will surely buy a ticket to the raffle, but nothing is assured.
If Leeds secure a play-off berth, anything is possible during the month of May. If they do not, Monk and his players are sure to be crushed. Whatever happens, the former Swansea manager has a lot to do this summer to ensure his squad is ready for the new campaign.
But what should Monk’s Leeds United’s priorities be this summer? Here we take a look at what the Elland Road outfit must do…