Leeds United have decided that recently axed Reading manager, Brian McDermott is the right man to lift them out of the doldrums. After Neil Warnock decided the task of returning them to the top flight was beyond him, the Elland Road club have turned to McDermott who transformed the Royals from Championship relegation candidates to Premier League relegation candidates over the course of his slightly more than three years at the helm.
He’s been handed a three year deal with promotion the aim. It’s a good opportunity for the 52 year old, who only a couple of weeks ago looked like the most depressed man to have ever sat of the Goals On Sunday couch. He’s a talented manager who looks remarkably like Dr. Bunsen Honeydrew, but looking like one of the muppets has never been a barrier to success. Just look at the similarity between Paul Scholes and Beeker.
Leeds are on a run of seven games without and win and sliding ominously towards the relegation scrap. The club have said that the new manager will take charge of Saturday’s crucial game against Yorkshire brethren Sheffield Wednesday although it’s doubtful what influence he can have on such short notice.
The bigger challenge is steering United clear of the drop zone in the four games they have after that and making sure that their odds of 16/1 to get relegated to League One don’t get anymore tempting in the near future