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CONFIRMED: Milanic sacked as Leeds United boss, Cellino slams his 'losing mentality'

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Darko Milanic has lasted just one month as Leeds United boss, with Massimo Cellino announcing that the Slovenian has been sacked this evening.

The Massimo Cellino era at Leeds United was always going to be eventful, and so it has proved again tonight.

Just one month after bringing him to Elland Road from Sturm Graz, Leeds boss Darko Milanic has been sacked - becoming the third manager to leave the club during Cellino's reign.

It all started with Brian McDermott this summer, but his replacement Dave Hockaday lasted just 70 days before being sacked late in August, with his ill-fated spell at Elland Road coming to a predictably dismal end.

Despite the likes of Simon Grayson, Gianfranco Zola and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink being linked with the job, Cellino made the bold decision to appoint Sturm Graz's Milanic, who had no managerial experience outside of Austria or his native Slovenia.

Yet after just six games, Milanic is out of Elland Road. The 46-year-old failed to win any of his games in charge, losing three and drawing three to leave the Whites down in 18th place.

Today's 2-1 defeat to Wolves appears to have been the final straw, and Cellino reportedly said; "I made a mistake with this guy. He is negative, he has a losing mentality."

The search will now be on for Milanic's replacement, but with Italian Cellino calling the shots, get ready for more shocks emerging from Elland Road.

Neil Redfearn, caretaker after Hockaday's departure, will once again take charge of the team starting from Monday.

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