Builders merchant Gibbs & Dandy has pulled off a summer transfer coup by signing Leeds United legends, Eddie Gray and Noel Whelan, as ambassadors for its new branch in the city.
As part of their ambassadorial role, the former players will compete in a Question of Sport style quiz, which is being hosted by the new branch for its VIP trade customers.
The pair will also be working at the branch on Friday 7th August, so customers can be served by them.
Opening on Monday 3rd August, the new store in Leeds will become Gibbs & Dandy’s third in Yorkshire, joining others in nearby Pudsey and Huddersfield.
Neil Lawrence, managing director of the builders merchant, said: “There’s been a lot of transfer speculation this summer, but I think we’ve pulled off a fantastic coup by signing up Noel and Eddie.
“The city of Leeds has a great sporting heritage and these two are true Leeds United greats, so I’m delighted they will help launch the new branch.
“The new branch will be a great addition to Leeds and will provide local trade professionals with competitively priced products and a fast and efficient service.”
Gray played for Leeds United for almost 20 years, racking up 454 league appearances and also managed the team on two occasions.
Whelan played for the Elland Road outfit in 48 league games, and was also part of the team that won the 1993 Youth Cup by beating a Manchester United side that featured David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Gary Neville.