Milanic tells Slovenian press about Redfearn and Premier League target

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Darko Milanic has been speaking following his appointment as Leeds United's new head coach.

New Leeds United manager Darko Milanic has been speaking to the Slovenian press about his early days in charge at Elland Road and his plans moving forward.

In an interview with RTV, Milanic revealed what the targets are for Leeds this season and beyond, and the ongoing contribution of former caretaker manager Neil Redfearn.

When asked what the aims are for this season, the new Leeds head coach replied, “The objectives are clear. The club owner (Massimo) Cellino wants to raise the quality of the team to a higher level. In the near future, the aim is an assault on the Premier League.

“He wants to get into the Premier League and stay there which means that this year, promotion to a higher division is not the primary goal.”

Cellino also revealed that Redfearn would remain an integral part of his coaching setup after his outstanding spell in charge of the first-team.

Leeds have climbed into the top half of the Championship table following the excellent work of the Academy Manager and Milanic wants to keep him close.

“After a bad start the team won a big 10 points in the last four rounds,” he added. “This means that I will not make any big changes. The interim coach is the head of the Youth Academy and he will also help these days.”

So it seems Milanic has big plans for Leeds in the long run, and is well aware of the great work carried out by Redfearn. The only question now is: Can he get off to a winning start this weekend?

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