McDermott sticking with Leeds

Leeds manager Brian McDermott has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Republic of Ireland manager's job.

McDermott, 52, was a leading contender to succeed Giovanni Trapattoni, who ended his five-year tenure by mutual consent on Wednesday.

My reaction is immense pride more than anything. I was sat with my very good friend last night in my flat and we were looking at the Sky Bet odds - Martin O'Neill was top and I was second.

If you consider I've been a manager now at this level for four years and to get to that, for me, there's nothing but pride.

So I'm probably doing something right, which is good, and everybody knows what I feel about Ireland, my family, my history and how important that is to me.

So those would be the words that I would use - incredible pride.

– Leeds manager Brian McDermott

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