Next Game

Huddsf'ld v Leeds

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 12:30

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Elland Road

Last Game

Leeds 1 - 0 B'mouth

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

McDermott: Wage payment made

Leeds manager Brian McDermott has confirmed his coaching staff and players have received another chunk of their deferred wages from owner Gulf Finance House Capital.

Last Updated: 03/04/14 at 16:29 Post Comment

Brian McDermott: Leeds boss is still waiting to be paid in full

Brian McDermott: Leeds boss is still waiting to be paid in full

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Non-playing staff at Elland Road received their March wages in full last week, but McDermott's backroom staff and playing squad agreed to defer 50 per cent of their monthly salary due to a row between GFH Capital and prospective owner Massimo Cellino over who is responsible for funding the club.

"I haven't had a chance to speak to the players, but I've just been told that we get another percentage of our wages today," McDermott told a press conference ahead of Saturday's game against Wigan.

Cellino is currently awaiting the outcome of his appeal against the Football League's decision to block his £25million takeover.

The appeal was heard on Monday by an independent judge who is expected to reach his decision by the end of the week.

The League is arguing that Cellino's conviction for tax fraud in a Sardinia court earlier this month disqualifies him from taking control of Leeds under its 'owners and directors test'.

Cellino has appealed against that conviction and his legal experts claim the Italian businessman is considered innocent until that appeal process has been concluded.

McDermott added of the wage payment: "It won't be all of it, but another percentage (has been paid) and that's just been fed through to me now.

"I think (Leeds managing director) David Haigh will come up and have that conversation with them (the players), probably tomorrow.

"All I can do is put that out there now. David came in the dressing room the other day and explained the situation to the players and I'm sure he'll come up and do the same thing tomorrow."

McDermott, 52, also revealed he had received abusive phone calls from fans following Tuesday night's home defeat to Charlton, while Haigh had also been verbally attacked.

Leeds have lost five of their last six home games and have won only three league matches since December.

GFH Capital exchanged contracts with Cellino's company, Eleonora Sport, to sell the Cagliari owner 75 per cent of the club's shares on February 7 and the chaos that has ensued has clearly affected the club's on-field performances.

"I know David has been attacked and I got some phone calls the other night," McDermott added.

"They were late at night, very late at night, which is not right, whatever anyone would say it's just not the right thing.

"I'm digging in. I've got a lot of resilience and you need it at a time like this. I'm definitely digging in.

"We all have to. It will change. You sit in that dressing room the other night and think (the players) think this is permanent, but it's definitely not, it's temporary.

"It will change and soon we will have some clarity at this football club."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Premier League: Nigel Pearson insists his players must forget about their win against Manchester United

Nigel Pearson has been trying to make Leicester forget about their Manchester United win ever since they beat them 5-3.

Transfer news: Andre Schurrle nears Chelsea exit after agreeing personal terms with Wolfsburg

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle is closing on a move back to Germany after agreeing to personal terms with Wolfsburg.

Premier League: Roberto Mancini could make a return to English football

Roberto Mancini has not ruled out a return to Manchester City in the future.

Mail Box

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company