Leeds Sack Dave Hockaday

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 28 August 2014, 20:53

Dave HockadayLeeds United have sacked manager Dave Hockaday after just six matches at the helm. The former Forest Green Rovers boss was brought in as Brian McDermott's successor back in June, in a shock appointment by the Yorkshire club. The 56-year-old was under considerable pressure from the word go, and his side's poor start to the season - four defeats in six games - has resulted in Whites owner Massimo Cellino pulling the trigger before the month of August has even come to a close.

Hockaday came close to the sack last weekend following Leeds’ 4-1 defeat away to Watford, however Cellino had a dramatic change of heart…only to now perform a u-turn less than 24 hours after the club’s 2-1 defeat to Yorkshire rivals Bradford in the Capital One Cup.

Attention will immediately turn to Hockaday’s replacement in the dugout, with Neil Redfearn placed in caretaker charge until a decision is made. Former Catania boss Rolando Maran has emerged as the early favourite in the Next Leeds Manager Market, while the likes of Oscar Garcia, Steve Clarke, Benito Carbone and Paolo Di Canio also feature at this stage in proceedings.

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