Five facts about Leeds United's next assistant boss Novica Nikcevic

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What do Leeds United fans need to know about Novica Nikcevic?

Darko Milanic is not likely to be the only new arrival at Leeds United this week,

The Slovenian's appointment as manager is imminent, yet he will be bringing his own assistant with him, according t to reports.

The Yorkshire Evening Post states: "Milanic, however, is understood to be bringing his assistant at Graz – Serbian Novica Nikcevic – to Elland Road."

So who exactly is Nikcevic? Here are five facts about him...

1) Nikcevic is a former professional footballer, who played as a striker for numerous clubs in Slovenia, Croatia and Belgium.

2) He is a former Golden Boot winner in the Slovenian top flight.

3) Nikcevic is a former sporting director at Slovenian club ND Gorica - where he appointed Darko Milanic as coach in 2007.

4) When Milanic took over at Sturm Graz last summer, and was searching for an assistant he chose Nikcevic because he knew him having worked with him comfortably in the past. The pair reportedly have a ritual, to go to Graz city centre for a coffee after a win, but not if they lose or draw.

5) Under Milanic he carries out key preparation roles for matches including studying opposition videos and carrying out individual training sessions.

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