Currently the sporting director at Hibernian, there was a time, a number of years ago, when Brian McDermott was the manager of Leeds United in charge at Elland Road from April 12th 2013 to May 30th 2014, overseeing 54 games at a time when Massimo Cellino was the one deciding the fate of all around him. 

In fact, the former Leeds owner recently came out and claimed that the sacking of McDermott at Leeds was actually a mistake, as he wanted to get rid of a couch rather than the coach.

The now 62-year-old has since been contacted by Numero Diez in Italy, where he was asked directly about the ‘terrible misunderstanding’ that led to his sacking amongst other topics.

He said: “I was never aware of the situation and the manner in which I was removed from my position at Leeds until I learned about it from the newspapers.”

Following his rather crazy dismissal at Leeds, McDermott became a scout at Arsenal from 2014 to 2020, with a short break as Reading manager for 30 games between 2015 and 2016.

Prior to his Elland Road spell, he had made a name for himself over four years at the aforementioned Royals, where he had been in charge for 169 games.