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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink raises interesting point about Leeds United’s future



Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has raised concerns for the ‘future sustainability’ of Leeds United, as teams in the Championship are yet to find out their fate.

Several weeks have now passed since a professional football match was played in England, but yet we seem no closer to finding out how, or even if any of the domestic seasons will finish.

The National League season has been made null and void, and it seems likely that both League One and Two will suffer the same fate. But what about the Premier League, and the Championship?

Amongst the masses, finishing the season seems to be the overriding goal. The EFL initially released a plan to finish the season within 56 days of resuming, with training scheduled to begin this month.

Time passes without a concrete answer though, and Hasselbaink, speaking on Sky Sports’ The Football Show this morning, outlined his concerns for Leeds’ future economic viability if the season should be made null and void:

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“I’ve followed Leeds very much this season and done a lot of games,” said the Sky Sports pundit, and ex-Leeds player. “Especially after last year, if that was to happen, I think it would be a big problem for the sustainability of Leeds.”

Marcelo Bielsa’s side were on the brink of promotion last year, but eventually came undone against Derby County in the play-offs.

“Safety is the most important thing, but I do feel that we need to finish all competitions,” continued Hasselbaink. “Teams have worked so hard to put themselves in the positions they are. It would be a big pity for Leeds and their fans if they could not finish the season.

“They have Bielsa, and they have spent a lot of money. With promotion, they could persuade Bielsa to remain,” said the Dutchman, who believes it would be a ‘big, big problem’ for Leeds if this season was rendered null and void.
The verdict
Hasselbaink raises some important points about Leeds and this situation we find ourselves in. As if Leeds’ fans haven’t waited long enough to return to the Premier League, it looks as though they could miss out once again, and in the cruellest of manners.
With the money that’s been invested into the club of late, not achieving promotion would make it even harder next time round. If the season were to be cancelled now, then Leeds would find themselves in a more precarious position than most, and it could push their Premier League aspirations back even further.

Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

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