New Leeds Coach: Team Has “Very Good Quality” But Needs Improvement

New Leeds United head coach Darko Milanic has declared that the current team has “very good quality”.

He is, however, convinced that the squad requires improvement in other regards to achieve his goals for the season.

The Serbian manager is being introduced to the press after signing a two year deal with the Yorkshire club yesterday, to replace former head coach Dave Hockaday.

Hockaday was sacked after an unsuccessful spell in charge of the club, which saw him win only one game in the league and lose to local rivals Bradford City in the League Cup.

Milanic is regarded as a talented coach, and won the Slovenian treble with Maribor before moving to join Sturm Graz.

His time in the Austrian Bundesliga has been less successful, and Milanic negotiated himself out of his contract in order to move to Leeds.

He and his assistant manager spoke to the press at Elland Road, with Massimo Cellino conspicuous by his absence – the Italian took a key role talking when Hockaday was introduced.

Milanic was happy about the state of his squad, having overseen training yesterday, but believes he needs to improve it.

He said: “I know that this is a very big, traditional club with great supporters. They have good quality in the team.

“I have to improve the team in a lot of segments and I will try to do my best.”


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