However, McDermott, who was appointed head coach in April, has called on the supporters to keep the faith.
He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "That's a frustration that we have all got. I can empathise with that frustration (from the fans); I have had that myself.
"But there's no point being frustrated, that doesn't help. In my situation, I have to keep my head down and keep working as hard as I possibly can and stay positive. That's what we have got to do as the alternative to positive is negative."
Leeds finished 13th in the Championship last season.