New Leeds manger named

Brian McDermott has been appointed as new Leeds United manager.

Five facts about Brian McDermott

  • Brain McDermott started his football career at Arsenal.
  • He also played with Fulham, Norrkoping, Oxford, Huddersfield, Cardiff, Exeter, and Yeovil.
  • After a short stint in China, he returned to the UK where he managed Woking and Slough before joining Reading in 2000
  • Brian McDermott has spent 12 years at Reading before parting company with the club earlier this eason.
  • He clinched promotion from the Championship last season when he guided Reading to the Premier League for the second time in the club's history.

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McDermott has 'proven track record of success'

The owners of Leeds United have announced the appointment of Brian McDermott as the club's new manager with immediate effect.

We are delighted to have appointed Brian as our manager. He is a man with a proven track record of success and shares our vision of the best way to return long terms and sustainable success to this great football club.

Obviously the immediate aim is a return as soon as possible to the Premiership. Brian's success in taking Reading to the Premiership last year was a key factor in our decision to hire him."

– David Haigh, deputy chief executive of GFH Capital