Remembering the Don...
Tuesday July 10 would have marked the 85th birthdayof our greatest ever manager Don Revie.
The Don sadly lost his battle against motor neurone disease on May 26 1989 in Edinburgh when he passed away, at the age of 61.
Don, a former England international who had won an FA Cup winners medal with Manchester City, joined Leeds United as a player in 1958 and became player manager three years later.
Within three years he had guided the club back to the top division and in 1965 he led the team out at Wembley for the first time ahead of the FA Cup final defeat at the hands of Liverpool.
It was to prove the start of the most illustrious period in the club's history.
He led Leeds into Europe for the first time during the 1965/66 season and won his first trophy two seasons later when United beat Arsenal in the final of the League Cup. United also claimed a first European success, beating Ferencvaros in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final, held over until the start of the 1968/69 season.
The following season the club, captained by Revie's on-field general Billy Bremner, won the Football League title for the first time after a then record-breaking campaign.
Revie went on to guide the club to Inter-Cities Fairs Cup success once again in 1971, while he also led the club to three further FA Cup finals, in 1970, 1972, and 1973.
Leeds lost to Chelsea after a replay in 1970 and to Sunderland in 1973, but Allan Clarke's goal sealed our only FA Cup triumph in 1972 when Arsenal were beaten 1-0.
United missed out on a league and cup double that season after losing 2-1 to Wolves in a game controversially played just 48 hours after the FA Cup final win.
The following season, Revie took Leeds United to the European Cup Winners Cup final, where a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Milan was overshadowed by allegations of bribery against the match referee, who was subsequently banned from refereeing by UEFA.
Leeds never finished out of the top-four in the first division, finishing runners-up five occasions, during a 10-year period that culminated with a second league title success in 1974.
Revie was also named English Manager of the Year in 1969, 1970, and 1972, and was awarded the OBE in 1970.
That title success proved Revie's last act as Leeds United manager before he accepted the post as England manager. After three years in charge of England, Revie headed for the UAE where he coached the international team. He also managed in Egypt in 1984 before returning to the UK.
Three years on he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
DON REVIE - NEVER FORGOTTEN