After the sacking of Brian McDermott at half 11 last night, most people went to sleep thinking “right man wrong time.” Today everyone started thinking about who should be the next Leeds manager (or coach) and a name that I’m pretty sure nobody thought of was Dave Hockaday, most recently sacked by Forest Green Rovers. I had never heard of him myself, but he finds himself 3/1 favourite to be the next manager of Leeds United. Even if Cellino wants a “coach not a manager” there are certainly better options than Hockaday.
Nigel Gibbs is reported to still be at the club and is supposed to be attending the meeting on Monday, even after McDermott has been sacked. Cellino is known to be an admirer of Gibbs so would it really be beyond the realm of possibility for Nigel Gibbs to be the next manager?
Benito Carbone is second favourite but I can’t see that happening given that Cellino has said in a very recent interview that he will be the new U21s manager. Other names linked so far include Roberto Di Matteo, Zola and even Tim Sherwood but they all seem a bit far-fetched.
Whatever happens it needs to happen soon. We’ve currently got no manager, no new kit and no new pre season fixtures. It’s a mess and it needs sorting ASAP.



  1. Massive change all at once! Is this the recipe of disaster? The next decision that Cellino makes will be vital and in my view be the most single barometer of his immediate ambition. The question is, who would want the job? It would be the least secure position in the country. The manager will have all of the responsibility but no authority. Interesting! I think that he will need to be Italian to understand the situation!

  2. Dont forget no (Credit card) season ticket money, no stadium, training ground and no functioning bank account either…..


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