Leeds' Darko Milanic speaks out, reveals who recommended him to Cellino

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Leeds United boss Darko Milanic has given his first interview since being appointed.

Leeds United boss Darko Milanic has given his first interview since being appointed as manager of the Championship side.

Speaking to Leeds United TV, he revealed who recommended him to Massimo Cellino, the topics of his conversations, and how he felt upon being approached.

He said: "I want to improve the team, to make the team better.

"It was one week ago (I was approached) and I spoke with the president last Sunday.

"I think Nicola Salerno told him about me, my history as a head coach."

Salerno is the club's sporting director, who was responsible for a number of deals this summer including Mirco Antenucci, and worked alongside Cellino at Cagliari.

Milanic continued: "I was honoured, not a dream but a big deal.

"We talk a little bit about Leeds United, the English style of football, things to do here in Leeds. He is extremely interesting."

Asked if the phone call was a job interview he replied that it was, adding: "I convinced him, I'm here."

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