Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani: 'Impossible' to emulate Wolves or Leicester in Premier League

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Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani outlines his vision for the club ahead of the new Premier League season

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani believes it is "impossible" to emulate the immediate success of Wolves or Leicester in the Premier League.

The achievements of the two Midlands clubs in recent years proves that some newly-promoted sides can adjust quickly to Premier League football and defy expectations.

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Leicester stunned the world by winning the 2015/16 Premier League title in just their second season back in the division, while Wolves - 2017/18 Championship winners - have secured consecutive seventh-place finishes.

However, Radrizzani has ruled out the idea of Leeds - who have returned to the Premier League after a 16-year absence - following in their footsteps.

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Image: Radrizzani's immediate objective is to keep Leeds in the Premier League

"It's impossible," Radrizzani said. "It would be wrong to do it because there is no foundation to do that.

"So obviously, there are teams that have done an unbelievable story like Leicester, but Leicester is an example also of stability and sustainability over time.

    "I think we need to be realistic about what our possibilities are now."

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      Radrizzani wants the club to challenge for a top-six finish in the Premier League within five years, but avoiding relegation is the first objective.

      He added: "I hope we can stay in the Premier League for two years.

      "After that first cycle of two years, I think we will be ready to step up and close the gap with the bigger teams.

      "Obviously, my objective, if I look at a period of three, five years, is to be just behind the top six."


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