As expected, David Hockaday has been announced as the new Leeds coach on a 2 year deal.
In all of my 43 years a Leeds fan, I don't think I have ever seen such a shock as this one-despite it being pretty much nailed on for a while. Hockaday has little managerial experience-just a larger unspectacular 4 year spell at Forest Green, alongside some coaching at various clubs. Opinion polls on social media sites have around 85% of fans against this deal.
However, it was always coming I suppose. Once Cellino announced he didn't want a manager, he wanted a coach, it ruled out pretty much every big name - would do Matteo, Malay Mackey etc want to work like that? Cellino has always been after a 'yes' man and it looks like he's got one.
Not an appointment that's going to bring fans rushing through the gates-not one that will inspire players to come, and current ones to stay.
This is Cellinos second big call, following the sacking of McDermott-the vast majority of fans think he has got this one horribly wrong-it might be inspired, but he doesn't appear to have judged the mood of the Leeds fans at all..