Clues to the fate of Leeds FC

14th November 2003 at 00:00
Leeds United FC chairman Professor John MacKenzie should be able to take the ailing club's pound;50 million debt in his stride - thanks to his experience of the even more complicated world of FE.

Since the incorporation of colleges in 1993, when they became quasi-businesses, there's been plenty of financial troubles on which an aspiring football chairman can cut his teeth.

Professor McKenzie was once on the board of the London and South East Regional Council for further education (LASER). Like Leeds, Laser wasn't bankrupt but had its cashflow problems. Leeds fans may be distressed to know that it ceased to exist.

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