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Brian To The Bench

Brian To The Bench

Description: Briam McDermott the Leeds United manager walks towards the home team bench here in front of the West Stand at Elland Road. The shot coming from the Football League Championship game against Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on the 13th April, 2013. This was Brian McDermott's first game in charge of Leeds United after he took the job following Neil Warnock's resignation.

After Neil Warnock resigned from his position as Leeds United manager on April 1st, 2013, the Leeds board didn't waste much time in finding his replacement. It was less than a fortnight later on the 12th April that Brian McDermott was appointed as the new manager. Signing for the club on a three year contract Brian brought with him Nigel Gibbs, the two have experience working together at Reading, with Nigel becoming the clubs new Assistant Manager. McDermott's previous managerial stint saw him achieve promotion with Reading to the Premier League in 2011-12, the Berkshire club won the Play Off final after winning 15 of the last 19 games in the Championship. McDermott told Radio Leeds after he joined the club, "This is probably the only club I would come to at this stage of the season. I just want to get going now." The manager had previously stated that he would wait till the Summer to resume his managerial career. Brians first game in charge for Leeds was a tough test in the Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road, the game coming on the 13th April just a day after he signed for Leeds. United won the game 2-1.

Leeds United: Kenny, Byram, Pearce, Warnock, Drury, Norris, Green, Austin, Varney, McCormack, Morison.
Subs: Diouf/Norris, White/Morison, Tonge/Warnock.

Thanks to: Paul for this great pic.

Submitted: 07/01/13

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