Darko Milanic
Milanic signed a two-year deal at Elland Road, but left after just six weeks.Getty

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has sacked Darko Milanic after just six games in charge of the club this weekend, appointing fan favourite Neil Redfearn in his place on a permanent basis.

Milanic had gone without a win in his first 32 days in the head coach position and after losing to Wolves 2-1 on Saturday Cellino decided to part company with the former Slovenian defender, becoming the third manager he's sacked since taking over Leeds in April.

'I want to apologise to the supporters, they deserve better results," Cellino said in a statement, and although Milanic had just had a press conference in which he insisted Leeds would turn around their results he was shown the door, with academy coach and former caretaker Neil Redfearn taking his place.

Coming off the back of Leeds' loss to Wolves, in which they scored first but conceded two goals in the second half, he said: "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 [I can get it right].

"My job is to do this better, to improve. I am sure this second half is not the work of one month. I work with my team a lot."

During the loss to Wolves the Leeds fans chanted the name of Redfearn, who has worked as manager at Leeds in a caretaker capacity on a number of occasions and many believed should have taken over permanently from David Hockaday.

Whites captain Jason Pearce admitted this week that he didn't believe Milanic knew how to tactically use the Leeds squad as he continued to settle in at Elland Rd. And with Cellino being particularly trigger happy in the past with managers – he went through 36 in 22 years of owning Italian club Caligari – after six weeks without a result it comes as little shock that he was shown the exit.

Redfearn will likely be more aware of the players' strengths after having worked at the club since 2012 and with Leeds currently in 18th position on the table they will be hoping to recover from the fiasco quickly.

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