SPECULATION AT LEEDS
During the past few days speculation has been fabricated concerning the future of Brian McDermott as the English coach was believed to have been sacked in January with Gianluca Festa being his replacement, all of this occurred only a few days after the Italian entrepreneur and owner of Cagliari, Massimo Cellino became the majority shareholder of Leeds United but McDermott was eventually reinstated.
Leeds United concluded the season on the 15th spot of the Championship League and even though the squad has not shown any significant improvements, Massimo Cellino insisted in talking about what’s to come for the club and that Brian McDermott has his full support despite of everything that has happened in the past few months.
“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. I’ve certainly had to tough this out but there was never any doubt in my mind that I would tough it out and try to get us to the next stage’’.
Brian McDermott has enjoyed a fairly successful and impressive during his stay with Reading as he managed on defeating Liverpool in the 3rd round of the FA Cup and a few weeks later he was even nominated for Manager of the Month award for February after he led Reading to a 4 match winning streak in the league and into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 3-2 victory against West Bromwich Albion.
His success continued on with victories against West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United. The owner of Leeds United, Massimo Cellino is hoping that McDermott will lead the club to similar kinds of accomplishments such as he did a few years ago with Reading.