Leeds United appoint Dave Hockaday as first-team coach

Forest Green manager David Hockaday looks on during the pre season friendly match between Forest Green and Swindon Town at the New Lawn stadium on July 12, 2013
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Leeds United appoint Dave Hockaday as their first-team coach on a two-year deal.

Leeds United have appointed Dave Hockaday as their first-team coach.

The 56-year-old has signed a two-year contract and will assume overall responsibility for the coaching staff and first-team playing squad with immediate effect.

Hockaday replaces former manger Brian McDermott, who left at the end of May.

The former Forest Green coach has been out of the game since leaving the Conference Premier side by mutual consent in October 2013.

Hockaday's assistant will be former Leicester City midfielder Junior Lewis.

Forest Green manager David Hockaday looks on during the pre season friendly match between Forest Green and Swindon Town at the New Lawn stadium on July 12, 2013
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