Report: Marco Silvestri and Mirco Antenucci set to leave Leeds United, as Massimo Cellino goes British

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Leeds United will reportedly look to create a more homegrown squad at Elland Road.

According to a report in The Sun’s printed edition (from 8th May - and which has been posted on Twitter) Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino wants a British manager and players to take the club forward.

Cellino has proven his commitment to guiding Leeds to the play offs next season, by promising to reduce season ticket prices if the Yorkshire club fail to make it into the top six.

The outspoken Italian reportedly feels that the best way to get Leeds competed at the top end of the Championship again would be to look for homegrown players.

Leeds want a British boss to guide them forward, with current manager Steve Evans set to leave, and the 53-year-old may not be the only departure from Elland Road over the coming months.

Mirco Antenucci confirmed his impending exit from Leeds on social media site Twitter yesterday, and The Sun claim that Marco Silvestri could follow him out of the exit door.

Silvestri has had a decent season at Leeds, but he has made a few high profile errors, while Antenucci has been utilised as a back up player in recent months.

The suggestion that Silvestri could be about to leave the Whites seems to go against his latest message on social media site Twitter, where he said that he would see Leeds fans again next season. 

Leeds are believed to want a British goalkeeper to replace Silvestri, if he does move on, with Cellino determined to get things right next season.

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