Released Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci criticises club

Cole Skuse of Ipswich Town (L) and Mirco Antenucci of Leeds United in action

Mirco Antenucci has criticised Leeds United's behind the scenes disruption.

Cole Skuse of Ipswich Town (L) and Mirco Antenucci of Leeds United in action

Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci has criticised the club's lack of organisation in an interview with GianlucadiMarzio.com.

Antenucci is to be released when his contract expires in June and is currently looking for a new side.

He finished as the team's second highest goalscorer last season behind Chris Wood, and leaves with mixed opinions.

He said: "I've discovered a new reality, different from ours. They have their own way of living the football, the stadiums are beautiful and always full, great training facilities and modern.

"Instead, what disappointed me the corporate organization of Leeds, which has been lacking in the past two years.

"It is a club that for later deserves to play in the Premier League. To do that you should put in the best conditions the players, something that has not happened. Then I was disappointed also the quality of the coaches who came along."

Leeds United's Mirco Antenucci celebrates scoring his sides first goal

Antenucci played under several coaches at Leeds, Dave Hockaday, Neil Redfearn, Darko Milanic, Uwe Rosler, and Steve Evans.

He is a player Leeds will need to replace heading into next year, but they remain in a state of limbo, awaiting for their head coaching situation to be resolved for 2016/17 - in part proving Antenucci's point about a lack of organisation.

Antenucci's time at the club promised a lot but he played well in patches and went quiet for several games at a time. That is to be expected of players at Championship level, and it feels a bit as though Leeds may be missing a trick by not having offered him an extra year on his deal.

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