Darko Milanic confirms current Leeds United status, discusses his future

The Slovenian lasted just six games at Elland Road.

Former Leeds United boss Darko Milanic has been discussing his future plans this week, as he once again confirmed he is still under contract with Leeds.

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 confirmed to Slovenian website Ekipa 24 today that he still has a contract with Leeds:

"I still have a contract with Leeds United on. And that's it."

Milanic is currently unable to find himself another management job until June under the agreement met with Cellino after agreeing his Leeds United exit.

The Slovenian would not however be drawn on how much he was still being paid under the conditions. Instead he focused on the future - explaining his plans for the next few months:

"I'm going to learn, constantly need to educate. I'm heading to Italy, in the coming days I will monitor how the work is done at Empoli, where Marco Giampaolo walk along the path of his predecessor and current strategist at Napoli Maurizio Sarri who I like a lot.

"Guidelines on the method of work remain unchanged, also the philosophy of thinking in club. I am sure that I will deliver something new, useful. "

Milanic is just one of many a Leeds boss who has been culled by Cellino during his time as Elland Road supremo. Brian McDermott, Dave Hockaday, Neil Redfearn and Uwe Rosler have also all seen the sack.

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