Nicola Salerno tweets after Leeds exit

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The former Leeds sporting director took to social media on Tuesday night.

Nicola Salerno has taken to Twitter after his Leeds United departure.

The Italian’s contract was mutually terminated this summer, a decision confirmed several days ago, when he thanked Leeds fans on social media.

This time, Salerno has tweeted about what a ‘great honour’ it was to serve the Whites.

He also summed Leeds up as ‘great’ and ‘historical’ (see above).

The Italian’s time as sporting director at Elland Road was mixed, to say the least, with many supporters expressing their discontent at his alleged role in Steve Thompson’s suspension from the club last season.

Others felt Salerno was badly treated by owner Massimo Cellino, though, and there may never be full clarity about the involvement of the 58-year-old in several Leeds-related incidents.

He has left a positive legacy when it comes to helping bring Sol Bamba to Yorkshire on a full-time basis, although a United exit may make sense for both Salerno and the club.

New head of recruitment Martyn Glover had suggested he will be utilising Salerno’s contacts while working for Leeds but that no longer appears to be the case.

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