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Leeds sporting director Nicola Salerno's acknowledges fan comment on Twitter, not a pleasant one

Mystery surrounds the future of Leeds United's Nicola Salerno.

Leeds United sporting director Nicola Salerno's future remains in doubt, and his most recent Twitter activity will certainly raise a few eyebrows.

The Italian was reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post last week to have resigned by the club, citing owner Massimo Cellino as a source.  This was later denied by journalist Emanuele Giulianelli on Radio Yorkshire who claimed to have spoken to Salerno personally, stating he was 'surprised' by the reports.

What is lacking is any firm statement from the club, or even Cellino or Salerno themselves regarding his future.

Salerno has chosen not to address his future via Twitter, but late on Sunday night did decide to 'favourite' a Tweet from a Leeds United fan, and not a complimentary one.


Salerno's future has been in doubt ever since the fan backlash relating to his decision to suspend Leeds United assistant manager Steve Thompson.

Massimo Cellino told The Sun Salerno made the decision because Thompson called Salerno an 'offensive word', speculated to be the one above.

Salerno acknowledging the insulting tweet from a Leeds fan may have been his way of trying to show he can take a joke, and there is more to the situation, but it simply leads to more questions.

Why can't he simply come out and clear the air? What really happened and why was Thompson suspended? If there was name calling between staff, should it not have been dealt with behind closed doors and done with?

As ever with Leeds United this season it's just a little peculiar, and fans remain waiting for clarity on a host of issues while the team spiral to a third successive defeat.

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