LEEDS UNITED have confirmed the appointment of David Hockaday as their new head coach. Watch his inaugural press conference here exactly as it unfolded.
The 56-year-old has signed a two-year deal at Elland Road and will be assisted by former Hull City player Junior Lewis.
Lewis was coaching at non-league Hendon but quit that job to join the backroom team at Leeds.
Little-known Hockaday, meanwhile, is back in football for the first time since he left his role as manager at Forest Green Rovers last October.
The former Watford assistant is a surprising and unpredictable choice by United owner Massimo Cellino, who launched his search for a new first-team boss after ending Brian McDermott’s reign on May 30.
Hockaday has coached with a number of prominent sides, including Leicester City and MK Dons, but he is taking full control of a Football League squad for the first time.
He was officially unveiled at a press conference at Elland Road today.
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