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Report: Cellino wants to bring Tommy Wright back to Elland Road as assistant manager

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

Massimo Cellino has reportedly looked at Tommy Wright as a possible assistant for Leeds United.

 

Leeds owner Massimo CellinoLeeds owner Massimo Cellino

According to the Yorkshire Post, Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino is interested in bringing Barnsley's Tommy Wright back to the club as an assistant to a foreign manager.

The Whites chose to part company with manager Steve Evans on Tuesday evening, with the Scot leaving Elland Road after just seven months in the job.

Prospective new Leeds owner Massimo Cellino arrives at Vicarage Road before the gameMassimo Cellino

Evans was Leeds' longest-serving manager under Cellino, but follows Brian McDermott, David Hockaday, Darko Milanic, Neil Redfearn and Uwe Rosler in being let go by the controversial Italian.

Now looking for the seventh manager in just two years, Leeds need to find a long-term solution, with a host of managers already linked with the job.

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom and assistant manager Tommy Wright celebrate with the trophy  after winning the Sky Bet Football League One Play-Off FinalBarnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom and assistant manager Tommy Wright celebrate with the trophy after winning the Sky Bet Football League One Play-Off Final

Intriguingly though, Cellino could go for another foreign manager despite Milanic's struggles, as the Italian has lined up a former Leeds man to come back to Elland Road to assist a non-British boss.

The Yorkshire Post claim that Cellino went to watch Barnsley beat Millwall 3-1 in the League One play-off final on Sunday afternoon, and it's Tykes assistant Tommy Wright on Cellino's radar.

Leeds United Chairman Massimo CellinoLeeds United Chairman Massimo Cellino

The former Leeds winger, 50, has been working as an assistant to manager Paul Heckingbottom at Oakwell, and could make a shock return to Elland Road.

It's claimed that if Cellino goes for a foreign boss, he would like Scot Wright - who knows Leeds inside out and would have an instant rapport with the fans - to become assistant manager, in what is an intriguing option for Cellino and Leeds.

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