New head coach joins club…

Leeds United can now announce the appointment of Darko Milanič as the new head coach after he signed a two-year contract on Tuesday.

Having vacated his role at Austrian side Sturm Graz this past weekend Darko will now become head coach at Leeds United with immediate effect.

During his time in control of the Austrian Bundesliga he led them to a fifth place finish and also competed in the Europa League.

The Slovenian enjoyed vast amounts of success at this previous role at Slovenian side Maribor where he won nine trophies in five seasons.

He was also the first man to win the Slovenian league, Slovenian Cup and Slovenian Super Cup, he achieved this feat within his first two seasons.

As well as Sturm Graz and Maribor the 46-year-old has coached at Primarje and Gorica in Slovenia.

Milanič also enjoyed success as a player and won a total of 11 trophies from his time at Partizan and Sturm Graz, the club he left to become head coach at Leeds United.

The former defender also has international caps having represented both Yugoslavia and Slovenia. He also captained the Slovenian national side at Euro 2000 which was co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland.

Darko will be joined at the club by Novica Nikčević who was his assistant at Sturm Graz.

Academy manager Neil Redfearn has been in caretaker charge of United’s first team since David Hockaday was dismissed in August and has overseen three wins and one draw.

Neil will now return to his role of Academy manager and head of coaching.