Darko Milanic
Milanic signed a two-year deal at Elland Road. Getty

New Leeds United head coach Darko Milanic insists he is totally at ease with his minimal role in deciding which players are signed for the Championship club.

Former NK Maribor and Sturm Graz manager Milanic was formally unveiled as David Hockaday's replacement at Elland Road this week, signing a two year deal.

He is the latest change at the Yorkshire club which has undergone seismic changes over the last six months including the change in ownership, three managerial changes, 16 squad additions and 17 departures.

Another alteration has seen the arrival of sporting director Nicola Salerno, who held an identical role next to owner Massimo Cellino at Italian side Cagliari before arriving on these shores.

Salerno has immersed himself in club matters this summer and although Leeds are yet to formalise his position, Milanic insists he is looking forward to working within a system that sees the sporting director manage transfers.

"It's normal that I am the coach, he (Salerno) is the sporting director and I have to tell him what profile of player I want and we need," Milanic told reporters.

"Then it is his job to see the strategy of the club."

Cellino previously sacked 36 managers during his 22 years in charge of Cagliari, a trend that has so far shown little sign of changing in English football after sacking Hockaday after just 70 days.

Milanic insists the club owner's trigger happy approach to managers is not a worry however.

"Our job is at risk every Saturday, every game. I have to do my best. It doesn't worry me," he said, the Yorkshire Evening Post report.

"We want to go in the future to the Premier League and I'm proud to be here. I try to do my best. Everyone has pressure, it is not new to me.

"I'm here to coach. I'm here to give my ideas on the pitch. My first challenge is Saturday's match."