Leeds Managing Director Angus Kinnear has confirmed the club have plans to release two new kits designed to celebrate our centenary season, as told to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
United have already looked to reflect on the club’s grand history with our new Kappa home strip, which featured subtle touches to celebrate 100 years as a club through the use of a gold crest and platinum trim.
There has also been speculation of a one-off design being used against Birmingham City in October, which Kinnear has now alluded to, by confirming plans for a double reveal later in the season.
“When we looked at the kit line-up for our centenary year, we definitely wanted to do things which had a heritage feel, and there will be four kits this season, three of them will be inspired by heritage,” he said.
The kit that will not be a nod toward the club’s past is the opinion-splitting pink and grey away strip first worn competitively against Bristol City earlier in the month, as it was designed to appeal to a younger audience of potential United supporters, with the club looking to the future at a time of reflecting on our past.
“Two things to say on that [away kit],” Kinnear added. “Firstly, that kit has been our best selling away kit in history, it’s out sold multiple of the previous blue kit, which was also our best selling kit.
“We also wanted to do something that appealed to younger supporters, [who will be] supporting the club into the next century.
“We understand it’s offended some of the traditionalists, but we think there will be three kits they will like and purchase, but we also have a kit the younger generation will like as well.”
It remains to be seen what design the upcoming kits take on, and when they will be officially revealed.