Leeds United manager Brian McDermott has stated that he would like to stay at the club beyond this current campaign, but he is unsure what the future holds for him as far as this club is concerned. Leads are currently in the process of a takeover from Italian businessman Massimo Cellino. The takeover process has just completed and it has immediately thrown the future of McDermott into doubt. The manager was already sacked back in January, but Massimo Cellino decided to backtrack on his decision. Since then, McDermott’s future has been a major doubt especially with results on the pitch being poor as well.
Leeds United will be very much looking forward towards the start of the new season after this campaign has been embroiled with a lot of difficulties. This has affected the player’s form on the pitch as well. Only a few weeks ago, the club went on a very difficult run of form that threatened to put to them in relegation trouble. Towards the end of campaign, though, performance has dramatically improved and they managed just one defeat in the last five matches of the season. Despite this, they were able to finish only in the mid-table position – far away from the play-offs.
McDermott, though, is confident of leading the club to promotion if he remains as the manager.
“Leeds United fans don’t give up. Leeds United’s manager won’t give up because of that. I haven’t given up and the players gave everything (against Derby). That’s a really good side we’ve played with a great manager who’s done a fantastic job. The things that have gone on here make you a better manager because you know you can tough situations out. The next stage is the summer and building again,” said the manager after the final match of the season.