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Leeds boss wants to do ‘something special’

Leeds manager Brian McDermottBrain McDermott has told talkSPORT that he wants to build Leeds United into ‘something special’ ahead of his first full season at Elland Road.

The ex-Reading boss took charge of Leeds in April, guiding them to a mid-table finish.

In recent days though, there has been a great deal of change off the pitch at Leeds, with Ken Bates sacked as president by owners GFH.

But McDermott remains focused on rebuilding a former giant of the English game.

“A lot of has happened since I arrived in April, but I try not to let it affect me. There’s nothing I can do about it,” he told the Press Pass.

“Leeds have had ten managers in ten years, which says something. We need to build this football club again. It’s really important we do that, and we need to do it in the right way.

“For the last ten years we’ve had expectation, hope and disappointment, and we need to change the cycle of that. We need to build something special here because it’s possible, especially with the fans we’ve got.”

McDermott’s route to success will not be an easy one however, with countless managers having come and gone.

He replaced Neil Warnock at the back end of last season, who had taken over from Simon Grayson. Grayson followed Gary McAllister and Dennis Wise in the hot seat.

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