Leeds boss McDermott defends his January spending at Reading
McDermott's sacking was in part blamed on his lack of success during the winter transfer window.
He told the Daily Mail: "If I had spent £30million of someone's money I might possibly have seen it coming at Reading, but I really didn't. I know the owner (Anton Zingarevich) said I didn't buy any players in January, but we couldn't agree fees for Thomas Ince at Blackpool and Gylfi Sigurdsson at Spurs. We made big offers for them."