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‘Two Brian McDermotts, there are only two Brian McDermotts’

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Brian McDermott (Leeds Rhinos) and Brian McDermott (Leeds United)

It will not take long for Leeds fans to be singing: "Two Brian McDermotts, there are only two Brian McDermotts".

The reason being, that the head coach of Super League side Leeds Rhinos is Brian McDermott, and the head coach of Leeds United football club is also - yep, you guessed it - Brian McDermott.

Both are former players in their respective sports, and are now in charge of the two big teams in Leeds.

The Rhinos' McDermott has been in charge since 2011, winning 59 per cent of his 27 games for the club.

United's McDermott, meanwhile, was appointed to the top job on Friday afternoon following the departure of Neil Warnock, and his sacking from Premier League side Reading earlier in the season.

It is, of course, just a coincidence, but the fate of sport in Leeds is now in the hands of the two Brian McDermotts.

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