Francesco Marroccu credits Cellino for his success, but hasn't discussed possible Leeds reunion

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Ascoli sporting director Francesco Marroccu says he hasn't talked about a possible move to Leeds.

Ascoli sporting director Francesco Marroccu has told Tutto Mercato Web that he hasn't held talks about a move to Leeds United, despite his strong relationship with Massimo Cellino.

The Whites endured another turbulent season with Cellino calling the shots, as manager Uwe Rosler started the season in charge but only lasted until October, when he was replaced by Steve Evans.

The season has been over for more than two weeks now but still there has been no word on whether Evans will be in charge next term, with Cellino taking his time to make a decision.

A new manager may be needed, and Cellino may yet seek some more help off the pitch, as in the 2014-15 season he had Nicola Salerno assisting him.

Salerno worked as a sporting director at Elland Road, but after his departure last summer, no replacement was named - but a name has been repeatedly mentioned for the role.

Reports from Tutto Mercato Web last summer suggested that Francesco Marroccu was set to reunite with his former Cagliari boss Cellino at Elland Road, but the move fell through and he ended up at Ascoli instead, working as their sporting director.

Now, Marroccu has been asked by TMW about a possible move to Leeds this summer, but responded by saying that he hasn't spoken to Cellino about a reunion.

He also added that whilst he credits Cellino with his success in football, he has a contract with Ascoli and expects to stay even longer than his current deal thanks to his relationship with chairman Francesco Bellini.

"I have a contract and the relationship between me and the President Francesco Bellini means that I should stay beyond the contract. As for Leeds, with Cellino he was the person who made ​​my entry into the world of football possible, but we have not talked about a future together again," he added.

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