Report: Darko Milanic to be appointed Leeds United head coach

Maribor's head coach Darko Milanic looks on prior to the start of the UEFA Europa League football match NK Maribor vs. S.S. Lazio in Maribor, on December 6, 2012
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Former Sturm Graz manager Darko Milanic agrees to become head coach of Leeds United, according to a report.

Former Sturm Graz manager Darko Milanic has reportedly agreed to become the next head coach of Leeds United.

The 46-year-old stepped down from his role with the Austrian side on Sunday, leading to speculation that he will become Dave Hockaday's successor at Elland Road.

Milanic has previously enjoyed success in his native Slovenia with Maribor, where he won nine trophies in five seasons including four league titles.

Leeds have been looking for a new boss following the sacking of Hockaday last month.

Academy coach Neil Redfearn has been in temporary charge of the Championship side, but owner Massimo Cellino has confirmed that he will not be offered the job on a permanent basis.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Milanic has agreed a two-year contract to become the club's first foreign coach.

It is thought that Milanic will be joined at Leeds by Novica Nikcevic, who was his assistant at Graz.

Maribor's head coach Darko Milanic looks on prior to the start of the UEFA Europa League football match NK Maribor vs. S.S. Lazio in Maribor, on December 6, 2012
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