Monday February 3 2014
McDermott: I won't walk away

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott has insisted that he won’t ‘walk away’ despite uncertainty surrounding the club’s ownership.

The Coach was sacked on Friday night, with current Cagliari owner Massimo Cellino thought to have taken over the club.

However, with that not being the case, he was reinstated on Saturday afternoon to much bemusement.

McDermott though, was back at the training this morning, and has told reporters that he has every intention of staying at Elland Road.

“Why would I want you walk away from being the Leeds United manager? It doesn't make any sense. All it's done for me is to give me more drive,” he told a Press conference.

“The reason I am sitting here is because this is Leeds United, I am Leeds United manager and I want to be Leeds United manager.

“I have spoken to a lot of people in the game, a lot of really important people that have said 'you shouldn't go back', but if you saw the support that the team got, that the staff got, the personal support I got on Saturday, it was incredible.

“The fans proved they're a class act. It's their football club and it doesn't belong to anyone but the fans. It has to be said that whoever eventually takes this football club on has to have those people first and foremost in their minds. Nothing else matters.

“I got a phone call on Friday night, from the football club, from Chris Farnell, to say that I had been relieved of my duties and there was a letter on its way to me. So that was that.

“On Saturday morning I got another phone call from GFH to say that wasn't the case and a couple of statements came out.”

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