Brian McDermottBrian McDermott is set to be named the new Leeds United manager according to The Sun.

The former Arsenal midfielder took Reading to the play-off final in 2010/11, before winning the Championship in 2011/12.

52-year-old McDermott has been among the bookies favourites for the vacant Whites hot seat ever since Neil Warnock was sacked at the beginning of April.

McDermott’s eye for a player was no doubt a key selling point for Leeds owners GFH Capital. Before making his way into the managers seat, McDermott was employed as Reading’s Chief Scout and made a string of low-cost, high-quality signings including Shane Long and Kevin Doyle who were bought for only 80k and later sold for a combined fee of £13m.

McDermott was dismissed as Reading manager following defeat to Aston Villa, later pointing out that his entire team had cost less to assemble than Villa’s £7m striker Christian Benteke.

No official confirmation from Leeds United yet, but McDermott’s credentials have made him the most obvious choice all along – he’s a man who can work to an incredibly tight budget with experience of winning the Championship.

Related: Read what Reading FC blog The Tilehurst End have to say about McDermott