‘You’re coming here right now’: Howard Wilkinson’s method used to sign Tony Dorigo from Chelsea for Leeds

Tony Dorigo Leeds United Howard Wilkinson
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Tony Dorigo endured an eventful four season at Chelsea between 1987 and 1991, winning the club's Player of the Year award in his first year despite being relegated from the First Division, before earning promotion at the first time of asking. 

However, he left in somewhat acrimonious circumstances in 1991, making and then withdrawing a transfer request after declining a new contract to stay at Stamford Bridge.

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.