Leeds United sack Darko Milanic

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Leeds United have sacked Darko Milanic after just six games and 32 days as head coach.

Owner Massimo Cellino announced that Milanic had been relieved of his duties and said academy boss Neil Redfearn would be promoted to the head coach’s job with immediate effect.

In another remarkable development at Elland Road, Refearn has become Leeds’ third permanent boss this season.

The 49-year-old, who took charge of United for four games as caretaker after the dismissal of David Hockaday in August, sat with Cellino during today’s 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Elland Road.

Wolves fought back from a first-half goal from Mirco Antenucci to earn a deserved win.

The result left Milanic with three points and no victories from six matches andP Cellino has fired him little more than a month after Milanic quit his post at Sturm Graz to come to Yorkshire.

Cellino told the YEP: “I have given the order to fire him.

“I made a mistake with this guy. He is negative, he has a losing mentality. He has three points from six games, that is relegation (form).

“Neil Redfearn will take training on Monday. He is the new head coach, 100 per cent.”

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