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Marching on Together back to the top

Started on 26 November 2013 by Henna96
Latest Reply on 4 December 2013 by Henna96
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McDermott resigns as Leeds United manager

Leeds United have today confirmed on their official website that Brian McDermott has resigned his manager role at the club. In the statement, Leeds United says the resignation is because of personal reasons. Sky Sports sources understands that McDermott had several arguments with some of the players and lost their faith in him as a manager for the club. Brian McDermott leaves the Championship-side after just a few months in charge.

Leeds also announced the unknown Norwegian Henrik Steinnes as their new manager, a decision that have raised many eyebrows. It is reported that the new manager will have a press conference tomorrow.

"The league has the highest priority" says new Leeds United manager

The new manager of Leeds United, Henrik Steinnes, attended his first press conference today and many journalists showed up to see who this unknown manager was. The Norwegian told that he was very excited to be in the club, and that he was ready to do his best. "It is very special for me to be the new Leeds United manager. My father has been a Leeds supporter for as long as he can remember, and I have sort of adopted it as a favourite club as well because of him." Steinnes said. He was also asked about this years ambitions. "The top priority job this season is to do well in the Championship. It is what the fans care most about, and I will do my best to keep them satisfied."

This is the 25 year-old's first shot at the manager job after retiring early in his career due to a knee injury.

July 10th 2013

Hello everyone. I have been asked by a local newspaper to write a blog on their website every now and then. I accepted it at once as it is a great way to interact with the fans. Many of you will most likely not heard of me before, but I hope that we will get to know each other better soon.

On this blog, I will write about my views on the things that happends around in the club, and perhaps give you a peek behind the scenes here at Leeds United.

Until next time,

Henrik Steinnes
good luck!
2013-11-27 11:52#146258 AAN : good luck!

Thanks mate!
Good luck with Leeds.

Always nice to see more Scandinavians writing stories.
2013-11-27 13:56#146264 Northwood : Good luck with Leeds.

Always nice to see more Scandinavians writing stories.

Thanks mate!

There aren't too many of us on here, sadly

August 2nd 2013

Good evening, United fans!

Tomorrow is a big day. It marks my first official match in charge for Leeds United. Brighton and Hove had a good pre-season losing none of their matches, and won against Boca Juniors, so it will be no easy task for us tomorrow.

I think our pre-season was good as well. Three victories out of four possible is acceptable. We have also, as you already know, made some new signings. They are Thomas Eisfeld, Yann-Erik de Lanlay and Esteban Lopez.

Thomas Eisfeld was signed on a loan deal from Arsenal. It is currently only for three months, but if he impresses me I can't rule out an extension. As an attacking midfielder I think he bring creativity to the squad.

Yann-Erik de Lanlay joined us from Viking FK. The young winger has over the years impressed me a lot, and I felt he suited our team very well. We got him for a very good price to be so talented. He has a good passing foot, a great dribbler and has great pace as well.

When it comes to Esteban Lopez, he is more of a signing for the future. He was signed on a free transfer after his contract with Newcastle expired. The 18-year old has a lot of potential that we will be grateful for in some years.

I hope many of you will take the trip to Elland Road tomorrow to support me and the club to get a good start to the new season. You are hopefully as excited as I am. Remember to bring your scarves!

Until next time,
Henrik Steinnes

Brighton and Hove smashes Leeds in Steinnes debut

Sky Bet Championship
Leeds United 0 - 4 Brighton and Hove Albion
Leonardo Ulloa (14' 87')
Liam Bridcutt (71')
David López (90')

New Leeds United manager Henrik Steinnes' first game ended in shame when Brighton and Hove came to Elland Road to kick off the 2013/2014 season of Sky Bet Championship. The Seagulls dominated the whole game, and it was somehow incredible Leonardo Ulloa's goal after 17 minutes was the only goal that seperated the sides at half-time. The bombardment against Paddy Kenny continued in the second half. Liam Bridcutt doubled the score in the 71st minute of the match. Two late goals from Ulloa and David López completed the humiliation of Leeds at their own homeground.
Good luck pal, I'm from Leeds so I guess I'll find this interesting! :D Unlucky loss at Brighton </3

August 6th 2013

First of all, I have to apologize to you all for that terrible result last Saturday. It was unacceptable and was way below what we can expect from us.

Later today, we kick off the Capital One Cup and face Carlisle away. I am not sure on how we will rotate the squad, but we most certainly need to pick out a squad that is able to get us through to the next round.

Despite the loss on Saturday, I hope you will watch this cup tie, either in the stands on Brunton Park or in your comfy chair in front of the television

Until next time,
Henrik Steinnes
2013-11-28 16:45#146496 Lucas : Good luck pal, I'm from Leeds so I guess I'll find this interesting! :D Unlucky loss at Brighton </3

Thanks mate! Yeah, hope to fix things against Carlisle

Shock exit for Leeds in Capital One Cup

Capital One Cup 1st Round
Carlisle 2 - 0 Leeds United
Mark Beck (45' 90')

Leeds United still have to wait for their first win of the season. Tuesday night, they lost to Carlisle United in the first round of the Capital One Cup. The League One team shocked many with this victory and the fans hailed their team after the good performance they put together. Two goals from Mark Beck seperated the teams when the full ninety minutes was completed.

Leeds manager Henrik Steinnes was disappointed with the teams effort. "On paper this was a match we should've won. When we can't manage to do so, I do get disappointed of course. Now we just have to focus on Saturdays game against Leicester."

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