Leeds United manager Brian McDermott has said that the Leeds situation on and off the pitch is a ‘joke’.
The former Reading manager is refusing to walk out of the Elland Road club, and will stick through the financial crisis the club are in. McDermott said: “I’ve been in football 30-odd years and I’ve never experienced anything like this,”
“Both on and off the pitch, it’s just a joke when I think about it.”
He added: “Someone’s just said to me that people are saying I should resign.
“Well actually, if people know what’s gone on here and what I’ve had to go through, then to make that suggestion … They won’t see me resigning, no way, absolutely no way.”
The Football League blocked Massimo Cellino’s proposed takeover of the Yorkshire club last Monday.
McDermott added: “If I’d have come here and everything was stable and we had money available for players and everything was going right, then I could understand the sentiment behind that [calls for him to resign],”
“Probably I wouldn’t be here. They’d have made a decision and when the new ownership comes in that decision will be made, who ever it might be.
“At this moment in time we haven’t got that decision, so we need to get that quick.”