The Slovenian coach's shadow still lurks at Leeds...
Indeed, while two and two make four, a coach still under contract at Elland Road may well be welcomed back to the club. Especially by someone like Cellino.
Milanic almost destroyed Leeds' whole season last term, ruining a team that was in form and being sacked after 32 days in the job without a win. United recovered but could well have been in the relegation dogfight had he stayed longer or Neil Redfearn and Steve Thompson (who, of course, made mistakes of their own) didn't make some key decisions.
There are some who feel the Slovenian should have been given more time at Leeds. But will it make sense to now give him that chance after unceremoniously axing him all those months ago?
Many of the Yorkshire side's faithful are fearful that is exactly what will happen this summer. And, although the Milanic news is more of a repeat of something Leeds supporters already knew, the circumstances surrounding latest developments at the club have prompted a fresh reaction.
Several have taken to Twitter to voice either their prediction or disapproval. In some cases, both...
How's everyone going to take getting Milanic back in from the garden? #lufc— Ben (@BenLUFC86) May 17, 2015
Have a bad feeling that this coach who 'wants revenge' is Milanic.. #lufc— Sam (@sambagnall11) May 17, 2015
Milanic to come back as he's probably angry and wants revenge? Contracted for another twelve months too! #lufc— Michael Scaum (@MichaelScaum) May 17, 2015
Would it be funny if Milanic came back?! Nah prob not. Pay him off Cellino Jesus this scares me #lufc— Noely Daniels (@noel33330) May 16, 2015
Milanic is still under contract at Leeds ... whattttt !!hes definitely coming back then #lufc— Tom (@LUFC_Thailand) May 16, 2015
Odds on Darko Milanic will be Re-appointed! Still contracted to Leeds and only on gardening leave... £400k wow!!— Jamie Prior (@JLP_prior) May 17, 2015
A coach who wants revenge? Why not go for an old coach who is still on our payroll. If Darko Milanic is our new coach I will cry.— Wardy (@wardylufc_) May 16, 2015