Leeds sack McDermott - A classless, clueless and short-sighted decision

Elland Road pitchside

The former Reading manager admitted earlier in the day he didn't know his future at Leeds United with regards to the takeover situation - it seems he does now.

Rumours surfaced last week that Massimo Cellino, the Italian looking to takeover at Leeds United wanted his own man in charge, if of course his takeover bid was successful.

As the current owner of Italian Serie A side Cagliari, he comes with a daunting history of sacking managers at the first sign of danger and it seems, without even being officially confirmed as the new supremo he may have got his wish with McDermott.

It hasn't been a great few weeks for Leeds United, they're currently eight games in all competitions without a win which includes some embarrassing defeats at Sheffield Wednesday and Rochdale - so it did give the Italian some scope to relieve the former Reading manager of his duties.

McDermott said earlier today during his press conference, he wasn't sure on his future, commenting:

''We have a big game tomorrow against Huddersfield. The players have trained really well all this week and I am looking forward to the game, it is a derby and for me it is a privilege to be walking out in front of the crowd and I can't wait.

''I have no idea[if he will be in charge next week]. The only thing that matters to me is the game tomorrow,'' said the Leeds boss.

Unfortunately for him, he didn't get to see out the game against Huddersfield Town.

The Yorkshire Post broke the news that he had officially been sacked as Leeds United boss and is said to be ''shocked and devastated'' by the way the last week as gone.

The decision comes to many football fans, including myself as a ridiculous one, that will only promote the feeling of unease through-out the squad.

And with their top player under the microscope of Premier League clubs, not many would blame him from walking away from the situation, to go play on the bigger stage.

McDermott did an ordinary job with what he had, I can't argue that. But you could seem him building towards something better for the club and the players. He tried to tutor the players in to playing an attractive style, possession football whilst keeping the famous Leeds United work ethic.

The players will undoubtedly be stunned at the news, however, It's the supporters I feel sorry for, they've had a torrid month without this bombshell dropped at their feet.

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