Leeds United former captain believes a return to the Premier League will have football fans all over the world turning in to watch their matches against the elite sides
After winning the Championship title, Leeds have ended their long exile from the top tier of English football and will re-ignite old rivalries next season against the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool.
Strachan, who played for the Yorkshire club from 1989 to 1995, feels English football has gained one of it’s “big clubs” back in Leeds, who can now go on to regaining their glories of old.
He said, “When Leeds come into this Premier League, I think football fans around the world will go, Leeds are back”.
“Leeds Chelsea, Leeds Manchester United, Leeds Liverpool, there are going to be games that will get watched around the world. When Leeds come up there’s a ring to it”.
Strachan went on to outline how Leeds can truly claim to be one of England’s biggest clubs, who deserve their place at the top table of the country’s football operations. Leeds. Strachan feels, can now set about investing and growing in stature in a similar manner to that of Chelsea.
“Some clubs say we are a big club. Yeah, you might have been 80 years ago and you won a couple of trophies way back but that doesn’t make you a big club”.
“What makes you a big club is your support, your history, what you can possibly do again in the future, now Leeds are in that bracket. They’re up there, they can be a Chelsea”.
“But what they’ve got to do is add to the Premier League and make it grow even bigger”.