Friday’s game between Aston Villa and Leeds United was one many were looking forward to.
Dean Smith’s side entered the game unbeaten after four games, while Marcelo Bielsa and his players, even if they dropped points here and there, had enjoyed some impressive performances along the way.
In the end, Leeds were the ones who walked away with the three points thanks to a Patrick Bamford hat trick, confirming their status as a problematic club for their opponents for the rest of the upcoming fixtures.
A lot of this is down to Andrea Radrizzani, who decided in 2017 he would invest in the Elland Road club in a quest to get them back to where they once belonged.
After a disappointing collapse during the 2018-19 season, the club finally got their promotion last year by winning the Championship, returning to England’s elite after 16 years.
Radrizzani was interviewed by Forbes Italia this week, who focused on the financial aspect of the businessman’s life, and they asked a very pertinent question: Why did he choose England, and why Leeds in particular.
He replied: “In England because the Premier League is the most important league in the world, and this involves the greatest appreciation for their teams.
“Leeds because they are one of the few clubs in the world with enormous potential due to their history, traditions and fans. The club required a turnaround, which is what we are doing. The opportunity is truly great”.
As for what he has planned for the future, Forbes wondered how and where a man like Radrizzani saw himself in 10 years time.
He said: “I see myself dedicating more time to my family, myself and social projects, and a little less time to business. Let’s say that, if I do 100, the time I dedicate to work is 80%. I hope that in 10 years, it will be about 30% family, 30% for me and 30% for social projects”.
We’re guessing that final 10% will be work then?
Either way, it seems he might not hang around Leeds forever, but for now, he’s doing a fine job, and everyone at the club seems happy with the direction the club is going in.