Leeds United have been fined £200,000 following their involvement in the recent ‘Spygate’ saga.
Prior to their Championship fixture against Derby County in January, a club employee was caught acting suspiciously at the Rams’ training ground, leading to police being called.
It was then revealed that he was sent by Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa, who took full blame for the incident and astonishingly went on to tell the media that they had been doing it to every opponent they had played this season - which eventually led to the EFL officially charging them.
That was then followed by a 70-minute press conference in which the Argentine demonstrated the work that goes into preparing for their opponents each week, showing the gathered press via a lengthy powerpoint.
Leeds went on to defeat Derby 2-0 at Elland Road in the Friday night clash, with opposing manager Frank Lampard being left frustrated by the distraction heading into the vital away game in Yorkshire.
The EFL have fined the club for breaching “good faith” and have also received a formal reprimand off the back of it.