Leeds United manager Brian McDermott has spelled out what he expects to any potential owners if he is to remain on as manager.
In the build-up to Leeds United's game on Saturday, questions were once again focused on the takeover saga at the club and what Brian McDermott expects to happen to his situation when a takeover is finalised.
''The most important thing is the job here, I'm sitting here as Leeds United manager,'' reiterated McDermott
''If I'm going to be manager, we have to work together and that is really, really important.
''And that goes both ways. I have to work with whoever the owner is, and the owner has to work with me.''
Brian McDermott has spoken in the past regarding his relationship with the owner at his former club Reading playing a major part in their success. And he once again spoke of the importance of recreating that relationship at Leeds United.
''The relationship between the owner, whoever that might be and the manager is key.
''Mutual respect is so important. And if I get respect, I will give respect.
''So, whoever it might be, the owner, that's the criteria and it's very simple''
It's unclear what the future holds for McDermott and if the takeover is to go ahead as speculated with Cellino as the supremo then this statement could fall on deaf ears, if he does in fact decide to bring in his own man.
However, the former Reading manager will need to put the uncertainty and speculation behind him for now, as Leeds United face Yeovil in an early Saturday kick-off in a bid to get their season back on track.
See the press conference below:
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