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Football: Leeds United sack manager McDermott

Published on Feb 1, 2014 8:41 AM

(REUTERS) - Former English champions Leeds United sacked manager Brian McDermott on Friday after less than a year in charge, with the Championship (second tier) club hit by a run of poor form, British media reported.

Leeds, relegated from the top-flight in 2004, axed McDermott with the team languishing in 12th place in the second tier having not won a league game since mid-December.

The Yorkshire club have lost four of their last five, including a humiliating 6-0 defeat at local rivals Sheffield Wednesday. They also lost in the FA Cup to fourth-tier Rochdale.

McDermott was appointed by Leeds in April last year after he was sacked by Reading who were bottom of the Premier League.

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