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Leeds United ax manager Darko Milanic after six games at the helm


Leeds head coach Darko Milanic had only a month to prove himself in the managerial role at Leeds United prior to being sacked.

Originally, David Hockaday, with a short list of experience as a manager at Forest Green, took the post in June, but after losing four out of six games, heavy-handed owner Massimo Cellino fired the Englishman.

Milanic was hired on Sep. 23, and since then, hasn’t been able to win any matches, drawing three contests and failing to snag any points against Brentford, Rotherham and most recently, the Wolverhampton Wanderers. This run of form has definitely contributed to United’s position at 18th place in the Championship.

Via Sky Sports, the 46-year-old expressed his discontent about the 2-1 defeat at the hands of after the match vs. the Wolves, while setting forth his intention to make the club better down the stretch. His time to do so is up now, however.

“I am disappointed because we deserve some more points.

“This is not a good position for me and the team, but I still see good things that we make. I believe it (he can get it right).

“My job is to do this better, to improve. I am sure this one second half is not the work of one month. I work with my team a lot and it’s a young team without a lot of experience.

“We played a good first half, had chances, we had one goal. Then we began to play backwards.”

Neil Redfearn, the squad’s caretaker since 2012, will take the interim spot beginning on Monday. In between coaches this season, it was Redfearn, despite his lack of coaching experience, that guided the team to a four-game unbeaten stretch.