Darko Milanic wants back into management after 'unusual' Leeds United exit

The Slovenian remains tight-lipped on his Leeds exit but is ready to manage again.

Former Leeds United boss Darko Milanic, who was unceremoniously sacked by Massimo Cellino nine months ago, says he is ready to get back into work again after his period of contractual leave from Elland Road has come to an end this summer.

The Slovenian has told Austrian magazine SportNet today that despite enjoying the extra time with his family, he now has itchy feet regarding the game:

"I'm just with my family and my friends in Slovenia and enjoying it.

"Even though it was a difficult time, I do not really talk about it.

"I have not spent so much time with my family in the past 30 years.

"In the last three weeks I've watched a lot of football games and was always on the move. RB Leipzig, Southampton, Zenit St. Petersburg. I also saw Sturm (Graz, his previous club before Leeds) a few times.

"I really feel like being back training a team. After my release, everything was a bit unusual, even if I was now constantly on holiday. But after the summer I want back into coaching again.”

Former Sturm Graz and Maribor boss Milanic was appointed at Leeds in the wake of Dave Hockaday’s dismissal but endured a miserably short spell at the club. After just 32 days in charge and after failing to win any of his six games with the club, controversial owner Cellino gave him the boot.

Now he is ready to return, but surely a move to England would seem unlikely, with his reputation here scorched by his Leeds adventure.

New Leeds boss Uwe Rosler will now be hoping to do a lot better than the likes of Hockaday and Milanic before him.

He has more experience of the Football League and Leeds fans are already excited about the future of the club, in particular next season, if a little stability can be found.

In nine months’ time hopefully he won’t be conducting a similar interview to the one Milanic has.

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