Leeds United could be searching for a new manager after their conventional rumours that they are about to sack their manager Brian McDermott following a run of poor results, but the former Reading manager has stated that he would not walk away from the club.
The club’s last victory in all competitions came back in the middle of December when they won 3-0 at Doncaster Rovers. Since then, they have picked up only a few draws, which has seen them slip several points below the play-offs positions. Leeds have brought in experienced players like Stephen Warnock from Aston Villa, but it has had little effect on the team’s results.
This could lead to McDermott being sacked according to reports. The ownership of the club has also led to reports that McDermott may not last long. Leeds are on the verge of a takeover from two bidders, who are trying to take control of the club. Italian businessman Massimo Cellino has been very controversial during his time at the club and he has been contemplating sacking the manager and also his assistant ahead of the match with Ipswich Town. McDermott, however, was in charge of the team for this match, which finished as a 1-1 draw.
It has helped to the club bring an end to the four consecutive defeats in the league.
“This has been one of the most difficult periods I’ve had as a manager, especially the last few days. Some of the stuff that’s gone on has not been pleasant and it doesn’t belong in football in my opinion. The bigger picture for me has always been the stability of this club. At the moment the most important thing at this football club is the ownership and where it goes in the future,” said McDermott after the match against Ipswich.