Thursday, 11 April 2013
Brian McDermott new Leeds United Manager
Brian McDermott is set to be named as the new manager of Leeds United. The 52-year-old has held advanced talks with the club's owners, GFH Capital, who want McDermott in place as soon as possible to guide the team away from relegation trouble in the Championship. Warnock left Elland Road 10 days ago following the home defeat to Derby County, while a run of four straight losses has seen Leeds slip to within five points of the bottom three with five games remaining. McDermott was sacked by Reading last month after four successive league defeats had left the club second from bottom in the Premier League. He guided Reading to the Championship title last season as the Berkshire club won 15 of their last 19 matches to reach the top flight for only the second time in their history. McDermott, named the Premier League manager of the month for January, was an early frontrunner for the vacancy at Elland Road and has said he is "very, very hungry" to get straight back into management.Neil Redfearn has been in temporary charge of Leeds since Warnock's departure, with McDermott expected to become the club's fifth permanent manager in just over five years.