A 3-3 draw with Norwich City at Elland Road last Saturday wasn’t enough to cement Leeds United's place in the championship playoffs. At the start of the season, I’m sure many Leeds supporters did not predict such a bright and positive season.

We could forgive their supporters for having a “glass half full” viewpoint. In the past three years alone under the rollercoaster stewardship of Italian owner Massimo Cellino, they have seen the arrival and departure of 6 managers.

Leeds United: glory days

The club's recent experiences and memories are so different from the 1991/1992 season when Leeds United won the last First Division Championship.

Loyal fans would give everything to see Garry Monk’s Leeds team mix it with the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Newcastle.

Fans would love to bring back the rocking European football nights at Elland Road. In the 2000/01 season, a young Leeds United team made it to the Champions League semi-final after victories over Lazio and AC Milan.

Leeds United: possible new owner

Up until a few weeks ago, it seemed that Monk would deliver on sealing their position in the playoffs. Unfortunately, results in recent weeks including the home draw to Norwich saw them come up short. Yet, there may be a cloud with a silver lining. Leeds United failed promotion has opened the possibility of a further business deal between Massimo Cellino and the Andrea Radrizzani.

Andrea Radrizzani at the beginning of the year purchased half of the club. It has become clear that Leeds coming up short has possibly triggered a clause allowing Andrea Radrizzani to buy the remaining 50 percent of the club. This will signal an end to what has been a very difficult relationship between Massimo Cellino and the fans.

If true, you’ll hear a huge sigh of relief emanating out of West Yorkshire.

Leeds United: Garry Monk the new Don Revie?

Whether Andrea Radrizzani completes a full takeover or not, the first decision to make is who will be the manager next year. Garry Monk is now on a 12-month contract.

Every football supporter knows that consistency is the key to success.

Monk’s statistics since joining them in June 2016 are impressive. 25 wins in the 48 matches he’s managed give him a win percentage of 52.1 percent. His win percentage is better than their 10 earlier managers.

For those whose allegiance goes back further than the 1991/92 winning season, they will remember with fondness the glory days of Don Revie. Garry Monk is the only Leeds Utd manager to have a better win percentage than Garry Monk.

With correct decisions made in the boardroom, Leeds United rising from the ashes and going to battle in the Premier League may not be too far away.