Slovenian TV explains why it wasn't Milanic's fault he failed at Leeds

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Former Leeds United head coach Darko Milanic has been defended by Sport TV in Slovenia.

Slovenian TV station Sport TV has implied Darko Milanic had no chance of being successful at Leeds United.

Milanic was sacked after just 32 days as Leeds head coach following a period which saw him fail to register a win.

Owner Massimo Cellino explained the decision was based around Milanic’s tactics, with the Italian critical of the negative way Milanic approached key games and difficult situations during games.

However, the 46-year-old Slovenian appears to have been supported by the media in his homeland, who claim that ‘with such players, Milanic really couldn’t win’.

Sport TV suggests that Leeds ‘didn’t have brilliant individuals’ which left Milanic in a difficult position as he tried to get an apparently poor team playing well.

However, the criticism doesn’t explain why Leeds have an academy system ranked as one of the best in the country or why, with the same group of players, Neil Redfearn produced three wins and a draw in four games before Milanic’s appointment.

It seems petty and disrespectful to a football club that is aiming to climb the Championship, simply wanting to play good football in the process.

Leeds have one of the best squads in the Championship and Milanic failed to find the right system and motivation for the players, rather than them not being good enough to fit into his style of play and philosophy.

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