Leeds United makes move for manager Darko Milanic


Without a permanent manager since late August, Leeds United will reportedly hired Slovenian Darko Milanic as manager to replace the sacked David Hockaday.

The club has Premier League aspirations and have 13 points through eight matches in the Championship under interim manager Neil Redfearn, who has yet to oversee a defeat.

Currently at the helm of Austrian side Sturm Graz, the club posted a message on its official Facebook page saying, “Sturm have also been presented with a request from England. But now we concentrate fully on the game. We will say more tomorrow.”

Milanic led Slovenian club Maribor to four straight league titles and three Slovenian cups between 2008 and 2013.  He’s had an up and down time at Sturm in his first season with the club in the Austrian Bundesliga.

Sky Sports is reporting Redfearn will manage his last game as interim boss before Milanic takes control midweek.

The report says the 46-year-old has enacted a clause in his contract that will see him buy out the remainder of his three-year deal with Sturm.

Championship clubs Cardiff City and Fulham are still without a manager.