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McDermott craves quiet life in wake of Leeds United’s takeover saga
11:28am Monday 10th February 2014 in Sport
MANAGER Brian McDermott is desperate to avoid any more drama off the pitch as Leeds United ended another turbulent week with a 2-1 victory at Yeovil.
It was confirmed on Friday that controversial Italian businessman Massimo Cellino had bought a 75 per cent stake in the club, subject to him passing the Football League’s vetting procedures. A week earlier, representatives of Cellino had sacked McDermott, only for the club to formally reinstate him.
Should Cellino’s stake be approved by the League it will raise fresh questions regarding McDermott’s long-term future at Elland Road but for now the former Reading boss is just glad to see the Whites’ fortunes on the pitch improving, with this victory following a 5-1 hammering of Huddersfield last weekend.
After second-half goals from Ross McCormack and Stephen Warnock earned Leeds the points in Somerset, McDermott revealed he will meet his prospective new boss at their clash with Brighton but is just craving some peace and quiet.
“What we want to avoid now is drama off the pitch,” he said.
“On the pitch we want drama but if we can avoid that for the last 17 games I’ll be very happy.
“The only thing I can do is try to get a result against Brighton and nothing else. The common ground is that the new owner and myself want to take Leeds United back where they belong.
“We will see what happens in the next two weeks or so and go from there. If you win and get results, things look a lot easier.”
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