Thursday, 11 April 2013
Nice Guy Brian to Manage Reservoir Dogs at Leeds?
They had one Brian who famously did not fit in, but McDermott is cut from completely different cloth than Clough. He is the perennial nice guy, looking more like a studious university lecturer than a football manager.
Does he have what it takes to turn the reservoir dogs of Leeds into a decent team in his own image? Well he has a Mr Brown in place and a Mr White and Mr Green, but I can't see many of the Warnock's dregs happy to play the Mr Pink.
McDermott's record at Reading was excellent but his CV is thin. It may be that he was simply the right man in the right place at the right time, and there have to be big question marks over his ability to successfully take over a club of the size of Leeds, with problems as big as those at Elland Road.
Reading tended to win games in spurts under McDermott. He seems to be able to get a team on a roll when their confidence is high, but he has struggled when form has dipped. Great when the Big Dipper is on the climb, not so clever when it is on the way down.
And in which direction have Leeds been heading lately?
I wish him luck because I like him, but Nice Guy Brian is going to need it!
Posted by Hammersfan at 06:43