Report: Brian McDermott sacked as Leeds United manager
Leeds manager Brian McDermott has been sacked, according to reports.
Several news outlets, including Sky Sports News and the Yorkshire Evening Post, are suggesting that the former Reading boss has been relieved of his duties at Elland Road.
Speaking earlier today, McDermott said: “I can’t wait for the game tomorrow. It’s a privilege to be the Leeds United manager.”
But it now sounds like he will not be in charge for tomorrow’s game at home to Yorkshire neighbours Huddersfield.
Leeds are currently mid-table in the Championship but had endured a difficult January.
They suffered home defeats to Blackburn and Leicester, and a 6-0 thrashing at Sheffield Wednesday. They were also knocked out of the FA Cup by Rochdale.
A 1-1 draw at home to Ipswich on Tuesday turned out to be McDermott’s final game in charge.
Leeds captain Ross McCormack told Sky Sports News: “I’m lost for words. I can’t believe what’s happened. It’s the final day of the transfer window.”
McCormack had been linked with a move to Cardiff earlier in the day, but announced that he was staying at Leeds to work with McCormack.
Told that McDermott is "shocked and devastated" by the way the last week has gone. Shameful.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 31, 2014