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Nicola Salerno tweets message to Leeds supporters after leaving the club

Leeds United's former sporting director has thanked the club and their fans.

Nicola Salerno has taken to Twitter to send a message to Leeds United’s supporters after he officially left his role as the club’s sporting director.

As reported by ITV, the Italian’s contract has been terminated by mutual consent after less than a year in the role.

Taking to social media on Wednesday afternoon, Salerno wrote, “Leeds United, Supporter Leeds,” accompanied by an image declaring, “Mille Grazie!”

That translates to “Thank you” in English and it seems Salerno enjoyed his time at Elland Road even it was only a brief stay.

Salerno previously worked with Leeds owner Massimo Cellino at Italian club Cagliari and joined the club last summer; however, Cellino stated – in comments published by the Guardian – that Salerno had resigned back in April, shortly after the controversial suspension of head coach Steve Thompson.

Whatever the goings on behind the scenes, it was not until today (24 July) that it was confirmed Salerno was no longer part of the club, and it will now be up to those still at Elland Road to ensure next season is considerably better than the last.

With Uwe Rosler as manager and some impressive summer signings already in place, could next season be the one when Leeds finally earn promotion back to the top flight?

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