PHOTOS: Milanic arrives, poses for first picture in Leeds gear and takes training

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Leeds United have finally announced the appointment of Slovenian manager Darko Milanic as the club's new manager.

Leeds United's spell under Massimo Cellino's ownership has been predictably eventful, with the Italian selling star striker Ross McCormack to Fulham for £11m, appointing manager David Hockaday despite being sacked by non-league side Forest Green Rovers, and bringing in a slew of players from Italian football.

Equally unsurprising was the eventual sacking of Hockaday after just 70 days, with the 56-year-old clearly well out of his depth at Elland Road. Once the search for a manager began, former Leeds figures such as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Alejandro Sabella and Simon Grayson were all linked with returns to Elland Road, but Cellino had other ideas.

Instead, Cellino has chosen to appoint Sturm Graz manager Darko Milanic as the club's latest boss. The 46-year-old had five caps for Yugoslavia before turning out for Slovenia after the breakup of Yugoslavia, and captained Slovenia at Euro 2000 during a playing career which saw him only play for Partizan Belgrade and Sturm Graz.

After managerial spells in Slovenia with Primorje, Gorica and Maribor, Milanic was handed the chance to return to Sturm Graz as their new boss in 2013, yet after nearly 16 months in charge of the Austrian club, Milanic has left in order to take the reins at Elland Road.

It's been speculated for days and now finally confirmed, as Leeds posted images on Twitter of Milanic posing in Leeds training gear as well as taking training alongside his assistant boss Novica Nikcevic and his new players.

The Milanic era starts now for the Whites, and Leeds supporters have to get behind their new man - despite many fans wanting caretaker boss Neil Redfearn to get the job. Here are the latest images of Milanic's arrival in West Yorkshire.

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