The Leeds United manager, Brian McDermott, has this evening made a statement that he has departed the club by mutual consent and with the new owner, Massimo Cellino, citing differences of opinion for the future of the club.
Cellino, who took over earlier this year from a previously disastrous company holding in the club, wishes to adopt a more European approach to management, hiring a Coach rather than a Manager. Indeed, there has been speculation for some time now that he may bring in an Italian coach to steer Leeds back into the Premiership.
On leaving, McDermott issued a statement that said, " it is clear that Massimo wishes to implement a new structure" saying he respects him for that decision. Cellino on the other hand, believes that McDermott has shown bravery and courage in the face of stiff opposition from the former owners.
Both men now agree to go their separate ways and the fans at Leeds will wish to give their usual salutary praise of someone who has kept them safe in the Championship, whilst believing in their new owner and his ability to bring back the glory days of Leeds United.
Even McDermott agrees, saying that "Marching On Together" they can achieve anything. Watch out Man City, Leeds are issuing a warning of their impending revival!