Don Revie OBE (1961 - 1974)
Don Revie transformed Leeds United into a team that was revered by all in the 1960s as his side's unique blend of style and steel saw them challenge the top teams in English football – he was quite simply the personification of Leeds United.
An old-fashioned centre-forward he played for Leicester , Hull , Manchester City and Sunderland before joining Leeds in 1958. He was at the club just three years before being given the manager's job by the board who had been impressed with his tactical knowledge of the game. He developed a ‘ Leeds ' style that was both uncompromising and a fearful proposition for their rivals, and led to much success.
So much so, that it had not gone unnoticed by the English FA and he was appointed to succeed Sir Alf Ramsey as England manager in 1974.
His achievements at Leeds United have never been eclipsed and the Don Revie Stand was named in his honour as a memorial to his magnificent leadership. Had it not been for the presence of a host of equally impressive managers at the time - Busby, Shankly, Mee and Clough - Revie would almost certainly have won even more.
UEFA Cup (1968, 1971)
Division 1 Champions (1969, 1974)
Division 2 Champions (1964)
FA Cup (1972)
League Cup (1968)
First English manager to win UEFA Cup.
Only English manager to win UEFA Cup twice.
Between 1965 and 1974 Leeds United never finished out of the top four in Division One.
"He commanded respect because he gave respect and treated his players as men." - Billy Bremner
"Revie was personally charming. I have all the time in the world for him. He was never anything other than honest and frank." - Jack Taylor
Terry Cooper, Eddie Gray, Norman Hunter, Jack Charlton, Joe Jordan, Billy Bremner, Bobby Collins, Peter Lorimer, Johnny Giles, Syd Owen, Trevor Cherry.