Leeds United sack manager McAllister
Leeds United announced
on Sunday that they have sacked manager Gary McAllister.
The decision follows a run of five consecutive losses, including
the shock FA Cup defeat to Histon.
Saturday's League One slump at Milton Keynes Dons saw
promotion hopefuls Leeds slip to ninth in the table, the PA said.
A statement on the club's official website read: "The board took
the decision following the recent poor run of results that has seen
the club slip to ninth in League One, 15 points behind the leaders
and five points outside the play-offs.
"The decision was made to ensure that the new manager, when
appointed, has the maximum number of games possible to move the
club up the table and also before the transfer window opens in
January to allow him to identify any new players he thinks can
strengthen the current squad.
"The club would like to place on record its thanks for the loyal
service given to Leeds United by Gary since joining the club as
manager in January 2008 and wish him every success in the future."
McAllister took over at Elland Road in January and led the club
to the League One play-off final, but lost to Doncaster Rovers at