The Leeds United under-23 coach will leave this summer.
Former Leeds United sporting director Nicola Salerno insists he still has strong bond with Massimo Cellino.
Leeds tried to sign the player in 2014 but he headed to Italy instead.
The Swiss defender is the perfect Championship player.
The Italian is to become the sporting director at Palermo.
The Italian is set to leave Watford role this week.
Nicola Salerno is leaving Watford and keen to work again in England. Could Leeds re-appoint him in his old role?
The former Leeds sporting director has been working at Watford since last summer.
The Slovenian was heavily linked with a move to Leeds in 2014.
Nicola Salerno has commented on Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino.