In the years up until the start of World War II Leeds were twice relegated, both times being instantly re-promoted the following season.
On 5 March 1935, Ray resigned and was replaced by Billy Hampson, who remained in charge for 12 years.
The loss of Charles resulted in Leeds being relegated to the Second Division in the 1959–60 season.
and in 1961–62 only a win in the final game of the season saved the club from relegation to Division Three.
Leeds United Football Club is a professional association football club in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
The club was formed in 1919 following the disbanding of Leeds City F. by the Football League and took over their Elland Road stadium.
In 1948, Sam Bolton replaced Ernest Pullan as the chairman of Leeds United.
Edwards was moved to assistant manager in April 1948 after just one year as manager. Leeds remained in the Second Division until 1955–56, when they once again won promotion to the First Division, inspired by John Charles.The club were runners-up in the European Cup Winners Cup final in 1973.The majority of the honours were won under the management of Don Revie in the 1960s and 1970s.Charles was hungry for success at the highest level, and manager Raich Carter was unable to convince him that Leeds could satisfy his ambitions.Charles was sold to Juventus for a then world record of £65,000.Following Leeds City's disbanding, Yorkshire Amateurs bought their stadium Elland Road.