Monday, 14th April, 2014

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott has explained his change of attire from a suit to a tracksuit was to try out ‘something different’ as his side beat Blackpool 2-0 at Elland Road on Saturday.

McDermott, who normally wears a suit, decided to sport a tracksuit and most of the time sat back in the dugout as he oversaw Leeds’ first win in six games.

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The former Reading manager credited his daughter for giving him the idea to change his attire for the game against Blackpool, rather than new owner Massimo Cellino having insisted he wants a coach and not a manager.

“It was actually my daughter that said to me to put a tracksuit on. When I was in the Championship before I used to wear a tracksuit and we won the league”, he told the club’s official site.


“So I put the tracksuit on and I stood back in the dugout.

“I stood in there for something different. Sometimes you just try and change things around.”

McDermott has asked not to read much into his choice of attire and believes that it has nothing to do Leeds’ win against Blackpool.

“Does it mean anything? Probably not, but we won the game on Saturday and we are absolutely delighted.”

Leeds United are currently sixteenth in the Championship table on 50 points after 42 games.

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