Hockaday signed a two-year deal to take over as Leeds United manager on Thursday

Leeds appoint Dave Hockaday: Who is the club's new manager?

The Championship outfit have appointed the former Forest Green Rovers manager on a two-year deal to succeed Brian McDermott. Here is our profile of the new man in charge at Elland Road.

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Leeds United appoint Dave Hockaday: Former Forest Green Rovers manager takes over at Elland Road

Leeds have been seeking a new manager since disposing of Brian McDermott

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Leeds manager latest: Reading issue hands off warning to Leeds over academy manager Eamonn Dolan

Director of fooball Nicky Hammond has issued a statement in which he says Dolan is a 'big part of the club for many years to come'

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Zingarevich along with two other board members have left the club as Madejski calms fears over the financial future for the club

Brian McDermott leaves Leeds: Massimo Celino begins search for next Leeds United manager as he prepares to interview as many as 10 possible candidates

McDermott mutually agreed to leave the club on Friday night after 14 months in charge

Leeds manager Brian McDermott salutes the supporters

Brian McDermott leaves Leeds: Manager departs after difficult spell

Massimo Cellino's takeover at Elland Road cast an air of uncertainty over the future of the former Reading manager

Massimo Cellino

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino to sell Serie A club Cagliari

The Italian completed his takeover at Elland Road despite resistance

Chris Dagnall, of Leyton Orient, is distraught after missing the final penalty at Wembley

Jonny Davies on Leyton Orient: The end is swift and brutal. It felt like within a minute of our final penalty Rotherham had lifted the trophy

I still believe we deserved a happy ending but it finished in tears at Wembley

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Burton Albion 0 Fleetwood Town 1 match report: Antoni Sarcevic takes advantage of goalkeeper Dean Lyness' error to send Fleetwood up to League One

Fleetwood have now been promoted six times in the past 10 years after Sarcevic struck the winner in extra time

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