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LUFC Hockaday - I`m qualified to give it a good go

LUFC Hockaday - I`m qualified to give it a good go

Leeds United first team coach David Hockaday says he is qualified enough to give it a really good go at Elland Road.

Hockaday was a shock appointment by Massimo Cellino as head coach in the summer after the sacking of Brian McDermott with many fans having never heard of the 56-year-old, whose only previous job in management was with non-league Forest Green Rovers, who sacked him in October 2013.

The former defender, who made over 500 career appearances as a player in an eighteen-year playing career, does bring a wealth of coaching experience to the club having worked at Southampton, Leicester City, Watford. MK Dons and Cheltenham Town and he feels his experience will stand him in good stead for his new role at Leeds.

Speaking ahead of the first game of the season, Hockaday said, "It`s true that I`m not a name, that people might not really know who I am or what my background is, but I feel I`m qualified to give it a good go."

Hockaday is dealing with team matters on the pitch whilst owner Cellino and sporting director Nicola Salerno deal with transfers and negotiations.

They have brought in seven players ahead of the new season with five of those following Cellino and Salerno from Italy.

The biggest blow for Hockaday was the loss of last season`s leading goalscorer in the Football League Ross McCormack who left to join championship rivals Fulham in a deal worth close to £11m.

With Cellino`s record of firing coaches during his time at Cagliari and having already gone on record this week, slamming Hockaday for Leeds performance in their final pre-season friendly win over Dundee United last weekend, the new Leeds coach must make a good start to the season, starting at Millwall this weekend.


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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Saturday August 9 2014
Time: 8:00AM

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