WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
We trace Leeds United’s 1973-74 First Division champions
NORMAN HUNTER admits it still rankles with him that Don Revie isn’t always mentioned in the same breath as other great British managers.
Revie is often forgotten when great bosses are being discussed falling behind the likes of Bill Shankley, Bob Paisley, Brian Clough and Jock Stein.
For a decade after Revie led Leeds United to the Second Division title in 1964, the club enjoyed an unprecedented amount of success.
They won the League Championship in 1969 and 1974, finished runners up five times, won the Fairs Cup twice and were runners up once.
They reached the Cup Winners Cup Final, the European Cup Final, and the FA Cup Final four times, winning it once, along with the League Cup.
But Leeds under Revie didn’t win many friends and it upsets Hunter that the manager does not get the credit he deserves.
“Anybody from Yorkshire and Leeds United would think exactly the same,” he says. “Don came in and set the standards.
“I never knew anything other than success. It rankles me a bit that he doesn’t get mentioned up there with the very best managers.
“Alright, we had a bit of a reputation and people didn’t always like us but that shouldn’t take away from the fact that he was a great manager.
“We had total and utter respect for him; the minute he said something nearly everybody agreed with him. Everything he told me to do I did it without any questions asked.
“To me he was a great manager. You couldn’t approach him, he was the boss but he would come and speak to you and if it was a pat on the back you appreciated that.
“He was ahead of his time in many, many ways, things like diet and going away on a Friday night which was unheard of at the time.”
Hunter believes Leeds’ success would have been even greater if they hadn’t been challenging for trophies on so many fronts.
“We got involved in too many competitions. Every year we were in the running for everything domestic and European.
“The only time we won things quite easily was when we weren’t involved in the league so we said we will go and win the FA Cup.
“Another year we were out of all of the Cup competitions so we said we will go and win the league.”
1. Paul Madeley: An England international who made over 500 league appearances, he went to work for his family’s chain of DIY stores Madeley’s and then became a property consultant.
2. Norman Hunter: The England defender managed Barnsley and Rotherham as well as a caretaker spell in charge at Elland Road. He then sold sports goods and insurance and was a radio pundit.
3. Trevor Cherry: England leftback managed Bradford City, before running his own promotions and hospitality company. He also had interests in a waste paper business and five-a-side football centre.
4. Joe Jordan: Scotland international has managed Bristol City
(twice), Hearts and Stoke City, before going to work with Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth, Spurs and QPR where he is first team coach.
5. Gordon McQueen: Scottish international and one time costliest player in Britain has managed Airdrie and been a media pundit, as well as coaching and scouting for Middlesbrough.
6. David Stewart: Scotland goalkeeper installed carpets and worked as a sales rep before becoming a goldsmith for a Swansea jewellers after settling on South Wales’ Gower Coast.
7. David Harvey: Another Scottish international keeper who ran a pub, delivered fruit and veg and was a postman in Yorkshire prior to moving to the Orkney Islands to farm and became the local postman.
8. Eddie Gray: Scottish winger and brother of Frank, he has managed Leeds, Rochdale and Hull City. Has also run soccer camps and worked on local radio and for LUTV.
9. Allan Clarke: One of five footballing brothers he managed Barnsley twice, Leeds, Scunthorpe and Lincoln before becoming a salesman for Nationwide.
10. Paul Reaney: Another England full-back who now lives near Knaresborough. He ran coaching courses and a portrait company.
11. Peter Lorimer: Scottish international forward became the landlord of the Commercial Inn near Elland Road, and has worked as a media pundit and been fans rep on the board.
12. Johnny Giles: Republic of Ireland midfielder twice managed WBA, also took charge of the Republic of Ireland, Shamrock Rovers and Vancouver Whitecaps then became a journalist and pundit. 13. Billy Bremner: Don Revie’s captain had spells in management with Leeds and Doncaster where he lived until his death in December 1997 aged 54. 14. Terry Cooper: England fullback was Britain’s first player-director at Bristol City also managed Exeter and Birmingham. After 11 years as Southampton’s European scout, he is now retired in the Canary Islands 15. Mick Bates: The midfielder settled in Bentley near Doncaster where he ran an insurance business for 21 years until retiring at the age of 52 16. Frank Gray: The younger brother of Eddie managed Darlington, Harrogate, Bahrain, Farnborough, Grays, Woking, Basingstoke and then Bashley until June 2013. 17. Terry Yorath: A Wales international who managed Swansea (twice), Wales, Bradford, Sheffield Wednesday, Cardiff, Lebanon and Margate. He now lives in Leeds. NOT PICTURED Garry Liddell: A forward and the father of Ipswich fitness coach Andy, he became an executive officer with the Employment Tribunal Service in Leeds. John Shaw: The goalkeeper is now living in the Portishead area of Bristol and has been running his own painting and decorating business before retiring. Jimmy Mann: Famously one of the Ashton Gate Eight he has been a security officer and milkman and dry dockman and now lives in Goole where he is a jetty master. Roy Ellam: A central defender who sold compost, prior to running a couple of pubs. He then opened up his own gym in Mirfield near Huddersfield.