Leeds have confirmed the appointment of former skipper Gary McAllister as their new manager.

Chairman Ken Bates has wasted little time in naming the 43-year-old as successor to Dennis Wise, who quit Elland Road on Monday to join Newcastle as executive director.

A club statement read: "Gary McAllister is the new manager of Leeds United. The 43-year-old joins the club initially until the end of the season and will meet the players for the first time on Wednesday."

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