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Leeds United – “The Best Ever” for Malcolm Allison – by Rob Atkinson

Malcolm Allison – “Big Mal”, as he was known – knew a thing or two about football. An innovative coach and tactician, he achieved great success at Manchester City, working in harness with Joe Mercer in one of the great coaching partnerships. I was lucky enough to meet him once – without his fedora hat – when I attended the launch of a book on Billy Bremner. Talking about football, who he hated and who he rated, he was mesmerising.

For Big Mal, Leeds United were simply The Best. Jimmy Greaves and Co may have thought differently – but you didn’t see Jimbo getting far in coaching – did you?

Vote For Your Top Leeds United Manager

Life, Leeds United, the Universe & Everything wants to know readers’ views on just who are the greatest Leeds United managers of all time.  To be helpful, there is a short list of candidates, with the obvious contenders and maybe the odd wild card.  You can also nominate and vote for your own choice if you don’t see him among the managers suggested.  Make your views known!  Have your say on the greatest Leeds United manager of all time by selecting up to three choices.

Thanks for reading and participating!