Statement regarding David Hockaday…
Leeds United can confirm that David Hockaday’s contract with the club has been terminated with immediate effect.
David’s assistant Junior Lewis, who arrived with Hockaday on June 19, will also leave his position at the club.
Club president Massimo Cellino said: “I’d like to thank David for his efforts over the last two and a half months but 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 coaches position.
“As a club we will now begin our search for a new head coach.”
Neil Redfearn will take charge of the first team until a permanent replacement is appointed.