Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has clarified the situation regarding Steve Head.
Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has moved to attempt to clarify the situation regarding the head of recruitment position at the club.
The Sun had claimed earlier this week Leeds had appointed Steve Head, formerly of Reading, Fulham and Norwich only for news to break later in the week reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post that the offer had been withdrawn.
Cellino has spoken to The Mirror regarding the situation, and confirmed the reason he changed his mind was because Head was due to go on holiday.
He denied however that he had sacked him, stating the appointment was never made official.
He said: "I spoke with 25 potential candidates, I talked with a lot of people and Steve Head was one of them.
"He said he had to go on holiday, so I have to look for someone else. I could not wait for him. I did not hire him and so I did not fire him.
"I don't need to justify myself. I need to finish the team and this is the most important time to do that. I have just come back to the club and I am in a rush to do things."
The maverick Italian is known for making controversial decisions, but this one may not get too much flak, providing Leeds are able to appoint an alternative quickly.
The transfer market is already in full swing with players being released by clubs, and Leeds cannot afford to wait around.
With the revelation 25 candidates have been spoken to regarding the role, it would seem that it should not take too long for Cellino to find an alternative, providing his next choice has a clear diary.