Leeds United have terminated the contract of manager David Hockaday.
BREAKING: Leeds United can confirm that David Hockaday’s contract at the club has been terminated with immediate effect #lufc
— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) August 28, 2014
Having been appointed back in June as a replacement for Brian McDermott, Hockaday suffered a poor start to the season losing three of four league games leaving the club languishing in 21st place.
Owner Massimo Cellino told LUFC: “I’d like to thank David for his efforts over the last two and a half months
but the results since the start of the season have meant we needed to act and make this decision.
After the defeat at Bradford I realised that my decision to keep David at the club following the defeat at Watford was wrong.”
First team coach Neil Redfearn will now take charge on a temporary basis.