By Harvey Byrne
Leeds fans have aired their delight on Twitter after the Yorkshire giants announced the appointment of Ivan Bravo to the club’s board of directors.
The Whites revealed on their official website on Tuesday morning that Bravo would join the Elland Road club with immediate effect.
Joint-owner Andrea Radrizzani heralded Bravo’s arrival, which is his most significant move since taking 50 per cent ownership of the club in late December.
The experienced senior man joins Leeds with an impressive CV after working at world giants Real Madrid for seven years between 2003 and 2010 as the club’s Director of Strategy.
He helped the La Liga giants win three league titles during a time that saw Barcelona establish their dominance and it is clear that his time at Real Madrid has impressed much of the Leeds fan base on social media.
The club’s support currently don’t have much to shout about on the pitch, but there were clearly delighted with this off the field news.
A number of fans were keen to hail the news as “great”, while others jokingly responded with “bravo.”
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Great news-the club continues to improve off the pitch as it has since the previous owners left.
— MarkJ (@blackpoolwhite) April 25, 2017
— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) April 25, 2017
— Wayne (@wayneleedsfan) April 25, 2017
Very positive news re bravo. Get the backroom staff in place . Get monk, pep, beatie and rest of em tied down . Hit the ground running #lufc
— StrongBowyer 💙💛 (@Strongbowyer90) April 25, 2017
Ivan Bravo is a very good appointment and hopefully shows we are building a club as well as a team #lufc
— Ryan (@RPlufc93) April 25, 2017
Shouldn't understate the calibre of Ivan Bravo. This is the level of appointment Radrizzani is looking at. Exciting times for #lufc
— Leeds, etc. (@Leedsetc) April 25, 2017
On the pitch Leeds have endured a spell of dreadful form with just one win from their last six league matches, seeing them drop out of the play-offs for the first time since November and three points behind sixth placed Fulham with two matches left.
They will be keen to turn around that form soon with Norwich coming up next on Saturday before facing 23rd placed Wigan on the final day.