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SIX potential successors to David Hockaday at Leeds United

Date: 29th August 2014 at 7:41pm
Written by Christy Malyan

In perhaps the most inevitable sacking of all time, manager David Hockaday was fired yesterday evening after just 70 days in charge at Leeds United. He saw only six fixtures as Elland Road boss but his credentials were questioned from the off, in no small part due a rather uninspiring win-rate of 34% at Conference side Forest Green Rovers. Hockaday failed to gain the faith of the players, the fans or Leeds owner Massimo Cellino, who relinquished with the 56 year-old's services after the Whites were knocked out of the Capital One Cup by local rivals Bradford City. The Yorkshire outfit suffered four losses, picked up four red cards, conceded eleven goals and only scored four times with Hockaday at the helm. But the past is the past and Massimo Cellino now has the task of finding the next Leeds manager as soon as possible. With that in mind, here's a list of SIX men who could go on to succeed Hockaday at Elland Road. EAMONN DOLAN Reading Academy boss Eamonn Dolan was firmly in the frame for the Elland Road gig earlier this summer before Massimo Cellino fell in love with the idea of David Hockaday. The 46 year-old's managerial experience at senior level is relatively limited; he stepped in briefly as Royals caretaker after Brian McDermott was sacked in 2013, and also boasts an impressive campaign with Exeter City - the club he ended his playing days with - in 2003/04, steadying the ship after coming in as caretaker the year previous to narrowly miss out on a play-off spot in the Conference league. But the former Republic of Ireland junior has been at the heart of Reading's ... Read More

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