Darko Milanic: 'I have not been sacked by Leeds United'

Milanic: 'I have not been sacked by Leeds'
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Darko Milanic claims that he is on paid leave at Leeds United and has not officially been sacked as head coach.

Darko Milanic has claimed that he is on paid leave at Leeds United and has not officially been dismissed as the club's head coach.

Whites owner Massimo Cellino stated that he had sacked the Serbian following the 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Milanic's reign at Elland Road lasted just 32 days and six winless games, but the 46-year-old has insisted that he is still employed by the Championship club.

"My contract was not terminated, I'm on paid leave," the Yorkshire Evening Post quotes him as saying.

"During this time I must be ready all the time to once again take over the team, if requested by the owner. My contract continues to run and I'm on vacation. I signed for two years and I will not terminate my contract.

"Cellino said I'm a loser? He should look at my CV. In six games, I made a big step forward. Just before my last match I could hear praises from all sides how compact Leeds is now, how the situation is improving."

Academy manager Neil Redfearn has been promoted to head coach following his stint as caretaker boss earlier this season.

Darko Milanic the new manager of Leeds United looks on prior to the start of the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on September 27, 2014
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