Massimo Cellino: 'Benito Carbone won't be Leeds United's next manager'

Massimo Cellino, President of Cagliari before the Serie A match between Cagliari Calcio and Atalanta BC at Stadio Nereo Rocco on August 25, 2013
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Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino denies reports claiming that Benito Carbone will take over from recently-sacked manager Brian McDermott.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has denied that Benito Carbone will be installed as manager following Brian McDermott's exit.

McDermott was relieved of his duties on Friday evening to end widespread speculation about the former Reading coach's future, but the Italian owner has rejected theories that technical consultant Carbone will take over.

Speaking to freelance journalist Simon Austin, who enjoys close links with the club, Cellino said: "I have always said that Carbone will be in charge of the Under-21s next season and that doesn't change now.

"We did not want to go on pushing, pushing each other, and we found a gentleman's way to part. Brian leaves the club on good terms, he is a gentleman."

McDermott took over at Elland Road in April 2013.

Brian McDermott. manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United at Hillsborough Stadium on January 11, 2014
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