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Life After Brian: Leeds United in Turmoil

Started on 3 February 2014 by lufc4eva
Latest Reply on 4 February 2014 by Cosmin
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I found a database that was released in the 24 hour window in which Brian McDermott was unemployed following his dismissal by prospective new owner Massimo Cellino. Here, I will inherit the squad from the time and will be known as Townend (due to friends finding me on here by my full name and ripping the **** out of me). Anyway, this is my story, enjoy


Reportedly as part of a deal between GFH Capital and prospective new owner Massimo Cellino for a takeover, Leeds United manager Brian McDermott has been sacked. The 52-year-old was expected to begin preparation for the season ahead with a team he assembled himself with the likes of Luke Murphy, Noel Hunt, Matt Smith, Scott Wootton amongst others signed during the break.

The future of striker Ross McCormack also hangs in the balance, with multiple Premier League clubs all said to be lining up bids and many fans are worried he could move on.

Leeds United have moved quickly to sign a former player known just as Townend. The 47-year-old captained club and country during his playing days and is said to be delighted to have the opportunity to step up and attempt to sort out what many see as a farcical mess at his hometown club.

It would appear that Leeds United have moved to early to dismiss and replace Brian McDermott in a deal that would see the club sold to Italian businessman Massimo Cellino. However, the twice convicted fraudster failed a fit and proper persons test from the Football League. It leaves a man in charge that Cellino wanted to lead his own team and not the choice of current owners GFH Capital. The pressure is surely on for Townend to deliver after replacing a manager held in very high regard by all involved with Leeds United and it remains to be seen whether he can help the club continue as it means to go on, with wantaway star striker Ross McCormack said to be heading out of the exit door in the next few weeks
Nice start mate, good luck!

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