Why would you sack a manager just a few hours before a match? Does make you think it has something to do with transfer dealings, more specifically Ross McCormack.
Brian McDermott earlier today - “I can’t wait for the game,” said the boss. “It is an absolute privilege to be walking out as manager of this club."
Even the Sky Sports reporter is having a pop at West Ham's January business. I won't have a bad word said about Roger Johnson!
Daily Mail claiming Liverpool tried, and failed, to sign Chico Flores from Swansea today.
Ross McCormack says he is "absolutely gutted" that Brian McDermott has been sacked and that things are not going well at Leeds. If that is not a "come and get me" plea I don't know what is.
Ross McCormack gutted about McDermott's sacking. Rules out a late move away from Leeds though.
BREAKING NEWS - Reports from Spain suggesting Man Utd are preparing to loan Javier Hernandez to Valencia.
Spanish media claiming that Javier Hernandez could be off to La Liga and Valencia.
12- The number of Premier League managers who have just picked up their phone to talk about Ross McCormack.
Would be a very surprising deal. Unless United have a late deal in the offing...
Cardiff and West Ham have both had bids rejected for McCormack this window and Swansea, Stoke, Crystal Palace and QPR have shown interest. Could be thrilling few hours.
Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan is not impressed by Ross McCormack - "He has demonstrated stupidity and ignorance"
Looks like that Hernandez rumour was exactly that, a rumour.
Frank Lampard is enjoying his evening...
Sky Sports presenter Dave Clark not so much though...
Hit "comment now" at the top of this page. What are your thoughts on today's deadline day?
DONE DEAL - Sergio Canales joins Real Sociedad from Valencia on a four year deal.
Tom Ince update - Crystal Palace deal still on (Sky Sports)
Crystal Palace looking to sign three more players with Tom Ince one of them. Busy two and half hours for the Eagles.