Leeds United legend Brendan Ormsby answers your questions.
Hi Brendan, now that Nigel Adkins has gone to Reading, Brian McDermott – the man he replaced – is the new favourite to be the next Leeds boss, would you fancy him at Elland Road or would you prefer one of the other leading candidates like Paolo Di Canio, Owen Coyle or Gus Poyet?
I know Brian McDermott as we played together for England youth so we go back 30 odd years.
I was speaking to some fans the other day and they don’t want Di Canio, but I like him because of the way he goes about things.
Gus was here a few years back with Dennis Wise and everyone said that the success they had was down to him. When he left Wisey left not long after.
Gus is doing a good job at Brighton and Di Canio did a good job at Swindon. it would certainly be interesting if we got Di Canio for it would be like watching Neil Warnock with his antics.
But I have always mentioned Alan Curbishley when people speak to me about the job. I know Curbs has been out of the game for two or three years now and whether he fancies getting back into things I don’t know.
But I likes Curbs as a manager.
With McDermott, he did a great job at Reading and they have turned around and got rid of him.
He got them into the Premier League but then he lost a few games.
It was the same with Adkins at Southampton! Out of the four mentioned, I’d pick between Di Canio and McDermott.
McDermott and I haven’t crossed in years, but if he came to Leeds I would love to shake his hand, show him around and give him a warm welcome.
But I’d say either McDermott or Di Canio because they are two young managers who are still fresh and they will have new ideas –that’s if you can have new ideas about the game.
Training might even be different under them and certainly if we took Di Canio and adapted his style of play that would be interesting to see how things work out.
Out of the other two – Poyet and Coyle – I would go with Poyet but don’t get me wrong, Owen Coyle came across great over the Fabrice Muamba incident at Bolton – he seems a lovely fella and he did a good job at the Reebok.
But I would still prefer Poyet to him.
He is saying he is not leaving Brighton just yet, but don’t take his word on that.
If a job at a bigger club comes up – and Leeds are still a big club – and the money’s there for new players he could walk out of the Amex.
there’s no loyalty in football any more.