The owners of Leeds United have announced the appointment of Brian McDermott as the club's new manager with immediate effect.
– David Haigh, deputy chief executive of GFH Capital
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."