Sheffield Wednesday: Leeds appoint McDermott

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LEEDS United as expected today appointed former Reading boss Brian McDermott as their new manager on the eve of their home game against Sheffield Wednesday.

It is expected that McDermott will observe the match while caretaker manager Neil Redfearn takes charge on the touchline.

McDermott is due to assume command fully when the Whites play Burnley on Tuesday.

He has signed a three-year contract and has been joined at Elland Road by Nigel Gibbs, who worked with him at Reading.