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day. All I can do is make sure we all do the best we possibly can every single day.”
McDermott is well aware of the glory years Leeds enjoyed under Don Revie – and the first player he met on his arrival at the club on Friday was legendary winger Eddie Gray.
“Eddie was a wonderfully skilful player in his day and I want my teams to entertain as well as win matches,” McDermott added. “After all the time I’ve been in the game I have collected only two footballers’ autographs – one is Kenny Dalglish and the other is Eddie Gray!”
McDermott rose through the ranks at Reading and says proudly: “I’ve done just about every job there, which probably stands me in good stead because I know what each task entails. I like working with players and felt very comfortable in that Leeds dressing room on my first day in charge.
“There was an awful lot of respect out there on the training ground. It was tangible and the vibes were good.”
WHAT A START: Leeds United manager Brian McDermott celebrates with El Hadji Diouf as they beat Sheffield Wednesday yesterday