Leeds United’s new manager is former Reading boss Brian McDermott

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Leeds United have confirmed Brian McDermott as their new manager on a three-year deal.

McDermott, 52, replaces Neil Warnock at Elland Road less than a month after he was sacked by Premier League club Reading.

McDermott left the Madejski Stadium on March 13 but Leeds have moved to appoint him just 12 days after parting company with Warnock.

Caretaker boss Neil Redfearn will remain in charge of the first team for tomorrow’s Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday, with McDermott set to take charge for the first time during Tuesday night’s clash with Burnley.

Leeds are just five points clear of the Championship’s relegation places with five games to play.