football: Leeds sack head coach Hockaday

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Leeds have sacked head coach David Hockaday just six games into his reign.
Wednesday’s League Cup defeat at Bradford was Leeds’ third in succession, and Hockaday’s departure has been announced less than 24 hours later.
Assistant manager Junior Lewis has also left the club, and Neil Redfearn will take charge of the first team until owner Massimo Cellino appoints a permanent successor.
Former Forest Green boss Hockaday was a surprise choice to replace Brian McDermott back in June but won two of his first three games.
Defeats to Brighton and Watford followed, though, and Cellino admitted after the second of those he had considered sacking Hockaday.
The stay of execution proved short, and Cellino said: “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, and I had to change my mind on the coach’s position.
“As a club we will now begin our search for a new head coach.”

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