The chairman of Whites, Andrea Radrizzani, was speaking at a conference about leadership.
Andrea Radrizzani speculates Leeds United captain Liam Cooper has become a “fantastic leader” at Elland Road under Marcelo Bielsa.
The Whites skipper was conveyed the armband halfway through his debut season at the club in 2014 following continual arrival from Chesterfield.
Though, During the journey of 8 years in LS 11, Cooper hasn’t been very persistent in defense.
The 29-years old player had to fight for his place before retaining the captaincy following Bielsa’s surprise selection in 2018.
Cooper stepped on to lead his young team back to the Premier League after 16 years away last season, lifting the Championship trophy.
Cooper has also made 23 appearances in the top flight this period amid several injury absences but will miss the next three games after his debatable sending off at Manchester City.
“Discussing leadership, I mention when Liam Cooper jumped on his first experience as a captain,”
United’s owner said to the MIP Alumni conference:
“I could see that he wasn’t ready, but after a few talks and some times and practice and ups and downs, he became a fantastic leader. Everybody recognizes him in the cabinet room but not only in the locker room, in the whole franchise.
“We see his leadership booming, and I reflect no one was truly born as a leader.
“With that attitude, I think leadership is something you develop, and you learn from mistakes, and you become a leader over time; it’s not [achieved] in one day, so it’s a progression to become a leader.”