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  • BRYAN BRYAN Apr 26, 2013 18:00 Flag

    Bates Farewell

    Well I have read some rubbish in my time, but Bates interview in the YP is just about the greatest ever.
    Bates, who had expected the takeover to be completed in August last year instead of December, told the Yorkshire Post: "What people won't be aware of is that two clauses were included in our agreement with GFH.

    "One was that we could make no material change without consulting GFH, while the other was that Neil Warnock had to stay as manager.

    "It meant any player bought or sold from June (2012) onwards had to be discussed and approved by (Leeds director) Salem Patel, on behalf of GFH.

    "We were happy to do that because, as I say, we thought the takeover would go through during the summer.

    "Unfortunately, it didn't and, instead, the deal wasn't done until December 21. A consequence was that we had to keep Neil Warnock.

    "I wanted to sack him in October because I didn't think it was working out. But I couldn't because of what was happening with the sale."

    Bates added: "The plan when I came in was to get Leeds back in the Premier League but, unfortunately, that has not been possible."

    Have you ever read such tosh!!! Good riddance to bad rubbish!

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