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sounds like a deal was done

wonder if Massimo has a successor lined-up and ready to go
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Brian McDermott and Leeds United have announced their mutual decision for the Leeds United manager to depart from his position.
Leeds owner Massimo Cellino stated: "Brian is a great manager and a great guy. He has been unfortunate to work in such difficult circumstances. I did not fully understand the mess he had to work in, and the broken promises he had to deal with, until I have got involved trying to turn Leeds around.
"He has been a gentleman to deal with in our discussions and has been very understanding of my wish to implement a new structure. His main concern and priority at all times has been the welfare and protection of Leeds United. I wish him well for the future where I am sure he will continue to have more success and thank him for his efforts in being a stabilising and unifying figure behind the scenes in very difficult circumstances.
"His honest efforts to guide us to the safety of mid-table when faced with many difficulties is appreciated by us all. He will always be a friend of Leeds United."
Brian McDermott stated: "It has been my great privilege to manage this great club and I have enjoyed the challenge immensely.
"However it is clear that Massimo wishes to implement a new structure and feels he will work more successfully for Leeds with a coach rather than a manager. I respect that Massimo must be fully supported in putting together his vision for the club so he can bring us the success we all want. It is my belief that when truly United we are stronger. Massimo wants to bring a new energy to the club so that we can return to where we belong as a healthy football club.
"To my players for their efforts I say a big thank-you. To all the staff and especially my great assistant manager Nigel Gibbs and my great friend Patrick Dolan I am especially grateful for their support.
"Finally to the incredible force that is the Leeds United supporters, I offer my heartfelt thanks. Your support of me and the players was always an inspiration and I urge everyone to get behind the team and the new owner next season to get us back to where we need to be, fighting for trophies and competing at the top-table of English and European football.
"It won't be easy, but Marching On Together we can get there.
"I wish Massimo and all my friends at Elland Road every success in the future."
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smiling badger

Mmmm, seems Carbone may be the one to fill his place a Coach hey?
Cant say that i would have wanted Brian for the new season as he seemed to have lost the faith of the players. Be interesting to see if Ross will be playing for us next season now.
Time for Massimo to put his money where his mouth is an bring in a new decent manager and new players to show that we are going to challenge.
The LUFC circus rolls on and on..

Clearly B McD got a decent payoff.

Inevitable and probably the best thing for the club.

Carbone has little experience of management, and will need help.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Massimiliano Allegri could be the 'big name' we've been waiting for

Here are the current odds from Sky Bet. Add your own choices in the comments box below...

Benito Carbone 7/4

Gianfranco Zola 9/4

Gianluca Festa 8/1

Roberto Di Matteo 12/1

Paolo Di Canio 16/1

Claudio Ranieri 20/1

Nigel Gibbs 20/1

Massimiliano Allegri 20/1

Neil Lennon 20/1

Neil Redfearn 20/1

Tim Sherwood 20/1

Malky MacKay 20/1

Simon Grayson 20/1

David O’Leary 25/1

Chris Hughton 25/1

Alan Curbishley 25/1

Steve Clarke 33/1

Gary Megson 33/1

Mick McCarthy 33/1

Billy Davies 40/1

Paul Ince 40/1

Kenny Jackett 40/1

Gary McAllister 40/1

Steve Lomas 50/1

Gareth Southgate 50/1

Paul Jewell 50/1

Tony Mowbray 50/1

Stuart Pearce 50/1

Paul Dickov 50/1

Sven Goran Eriksson 50/1

Terry Connor 50/1

Phil Brown 50/1

Glenn Hoddle 50/1

Dennis Wise 66/1

What happened to Hockaday?

First choice Zola

Last choice Billy Davies
Frazier Cranium

Cellino wants a coach and he has said it won't be Carbone.

therefore it will be Carbone if he's to be not believed.

I read ages back that Zola had a fall out with Cellinoi. Forum Index -> Leeds
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