Noel Whelan has moved to praise Leeds United men Andrea Radrizzani and Angus Kinnear for the way they have led the club through the EFL’s postponement, with the Whites setting the example in the Sky Bet Championship.
Leeds have had their promotion push placed on hold over the course of the last three months due to concerns of public and player safety, but the Whites have been proactive in their reaction.
The Mail revealed how ahead of organising player tests ahead of a proposed return to training, Leeds were ahead of the game, whilst their players have been well-drilled with home workouts under the order of Marcelo Bielsa.
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And, in reaction to all that, Whelan has been quick to praise the Whites for their efforts in readying the side for a return to Championship action.
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan said: “Leeds United have been leading the way in how to deal with things in these difficult times.
“It goes to show the importance of having the right man in charge, making the right decisions along with Angus Kinnear.
“Leeds United are putting clubs in their place as to how to deal with issues in the right way.
“It does not surprise me that players have got the testing there. Everything has been done right since the owner and manager have come in.
“No stone has been left unturned when it comes to the safety and preparation for the players.”
Leeds sit top of the Championship table and are only nine games away from a Premier League return.
Bielsa’s side have been back in the building at Thorp Arch this week, whilst the Premier League is taking the next steps towards playing, which will be music to the ears of the sides in the Championship, like Leeds, who want to restart.
Whelan is right when he says Leeds have been setting an example over the last few months.
Radrizzani and Kinnear have been making all the right noises in the media and their actions in helping to get the side back safely to Thorp Arch deserves massive credit.
Then, you’ve also got to praise someone like Marcelo Bielsa, who has still managed to work his squad tirelessly to get them ready to return to training and, hopefully, playing football.
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