Darko Milanic reveals Cellino contract agreement, is available for Elland Road return

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Darko Milanic has admitted that he is available to return to Leeds - by the terms in his contract agreed with Massimo Cellino.

Former Leeds boss Darko Milanic has told Ekipa 24 in his native Slovenia that he still has a contract with the club - and could return in the future.

Milanic, 47, left Austrian club Sturm Graz in September in order to become the new manager of Leeds United - however, having failed to win any of his first six games in charge, Milanic was sacked by volatile president Massimo Cellino after just 32 days in the job.

The Slovenian now has the shortest ever tenure of any permanent Leeds manager in the club's history, and has been out of work ever since his departure from Elland Road in October - and now it seems that there's a reason behind that.

During Cellino's time in charge of Cagliari, he would regularly sack and re-appoint managers time and time again, with a number of bosses making themselves available to Cellino at any time as part of their contracts.

Now, speaking to Ekipa 24 back in Slovenia, Milanic has admitted that he does still have one year contracted to Leeds United, meaning he is available to return to the club if they do want him back.

"No comment," said Milanic when asked what it was like to work under Cellino. "I will not comment, because I can not. I am obliged not to in the contract I signed. I have a contract for one year or until the end of next season and during this time I have to be available to the club at all times. Until otherwise agreed, I can not give additional comments," he added.

With doubts over Neil Redfearn's future beyond the end of his contract this summer, Leeds could be looking for a new manager - though after his terrible stint in charge of the Whites, it would be the shock of the century to see Milanic back in the Elland Road dugout - even if he has agreed to be available for Cellino should he want to appoint him again.

The thought of having Milanic back is likely to spread fear amongst Leeds fans, but surely even Cellino wouldn't appoint Milanic again...right?! 

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