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LUFC Former Leeds manager dies

Former Leeds United manager Jimmy Adamson has died aged 82.

Adamson spent just under two years at Elland Road between November 1978 and October 1980.

In his first season at Elland Road, he led them to a fifth place finish and a place in the UEFA Cup.
He also guided Leeds to the 1979 League Cup semi final where they lost to Southampton over two legs 3-2.

In his only full season with Leeds, they finished eleventh in Division One.

The following season, Leeds won just one of their opening eight league games, which saw Adamson tend his resignation.

Adamson also had spells in charge of Burnley, Sparta Rotterdam and Sunderland.

The right half was a one-club man during his playing career, making over 400 appearances for Burnley in a 17-year playing career.


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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 8 2011

Time: 2:32PM

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His management stint at Elland Road was at a time when I can really remember getting into Leeds. Worked wonders in his first season but it was at a time when Leeds were having a huge change with the last players from the Revie era leaving and were already in decline. One of my all time favourite Leeds players left during his spell in charge in Tony Currie but he did unearth a young Terry Connor. RIP Jimmy.
dazza71
Ironically Leeds next opponents are Burnley, I am sure they will be doing something to mark the occasion and hopefully it will get the respect it deserves.
dazza71
 

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