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Name Angus Kinnear
Gender Male
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Job CEO of Leeds United
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Org xxxx National Team
Club as Player Leeds United [CEO]

2019 12 26 Retrieve

[Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear wrote in his programme notes on Boxing Day] Spurs have confirmed, due to a lack of playing time, Jack Clarke will be recalled in the January transfer window

2020 04 29 Retrieve

[Angus Kinnear reveals how they brought Bielsa to Elland Road] It was really the brainchild of our director of football, Victor Orta. He was asked by our owner, Andrea Radrizzani: ‘If you could appoint anybody in the world, who would you appoint?’. When he said the name, I have to say I smiled to myself - but our owner is nothing if not lacking ambition. When we went to Buenos Aires to speak to Marcelo, I thought we were going to have to do a really big sell in terms of the potential, the project and what Leeds United could become and the part he could play. But, in fact, he’d done his research and he was already committed to the cause. We actually spent the 24 hours in Buenos Aires just talking about the players and the systems and how he wanted to play. I left knowing he was going to be the manager of Leeds but not actually having the contract that I went over with to get signed

I started my football career at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger and he had a philosophy that really touched every part of the club and Marcelo has been the same. He’s not just a coach. He’s an amazing coach and he’s got a group of players who finished mid-table the season before he joined and it’s effectively the same group of players that are now top of the league. But actually, his influence has extended across the club as a whole. He set new standards, he set a new philosophy and that’s really touched every part of the club

2020 05 22 Retrieve

[Leeds chief predicts ‘national embarrassment’ if English season is abandoned due to coronavirus] England had some of the finest sports scientists and football administrators in the game and the time has come for us as a sport to stop repeatedly framing the challenges and start delivering on the solution. It would be a national embarrassment if the Bundesliga, La Liga or Serie A were to be able to complete safely and the first and fifth-biggest leagues in the world were not able to follow suit if the context remained comparable

However, our intention has always been to do all we can to complete this season where we started it – on the pitch

Across the leagues hundreds of players will have to make the same decision and whilst individual choices and circumstance need to be respected they cannot be allowed to derail the personal judgements of the majority and the health of our national games as a whole