Brian McDermott set to become next manager of Leeds United
Reading’s loss could be Leeds’ gain, with Brian McDermott looking likely to replace Neil Warnock at Elland Road.
April 11th, 2013
McDermott was recently sacked at the Madejski Stadium despite taking the Royals into the Premier League and making a decent fist of keeping them in the top flight despite a modest budget.
However, it appears that the 52-year-old won’t have to wait too long to return to management, with the bookmakers suspending their Next Leeds United manager market on Thursday morning after a flurry of bets on McDermott.
Paul Wiggins of Sky Bet said: “We started to see a steady stream of business for Brian McDermott at just after 1800 BST yesterday evening.
“Whatever price we went to was backed by a different account which is the usual sign that a possible appointment is imminent. We suspended betting after McDermott reached 1/7 and was still being supported.
“This plunge on McDermott comes after decent support earlier in the week for Dominic Matteo so maybe a coaching role beckons for him in a new set up?”
McDermott won the Championship with Reading last season and it was strange to see Nigel Adkins replace him at the Berkshire club considering the latter steered Southampton to second place behind the Royals.