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Born 09 Dec 1942, Stirling (Scotland)
Died Dec 1997
In Charge Oct 1985 - Sep 1988
Honours Won None

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Desperate to appease the fans angry at Eddie Gray's sacking and very short of money, the board turned to Billy Bremner in an attempt to finally drag Leeds back to the top flight. Bremner embodied the spirit of the club under Don Revie, and the hope was that he could instil some of that into the players and finally manage to pull the club clear of lower division football. Bremner had managed Doncaster Rovers and achieved reasonable success on a shoestring, selling some useful players along the way - including Ian Snodin, with whom he linked up again at Leeds.

His first season saw him bring a bit of stability back to the defence, but the club were well off promotion pace. 1986-87 was his best season and also his undoing. Through a combination of battling play and "easy" draws, the club made it to the FA Cup semi-final, losing to Coventry in extra-time. Meanwhile the league form had improved enough to gain a play-off place, and Leeds faced Charlton, desperately clinging to their Division 1 place. A drawn 2-legged final was followed by a replay at St Andrews, where an extra-time lead was turned into defeat and despair. The following season, the team never managed to recreate the same buzz and drive that had brought them success the previous year, and after a poor start to 1988-89, Bremner was sacked in October 1988.

andy sedon says: i think that billy bremner is one of the all time best leeds united players he has got to be my favourite

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