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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

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