Massimo Cellino has denied rumours that Benito Carbone will become the new Leeds United manager following Brian McDermott’s exit, reports Sports Mole.
McDermott left the club on Friday evening to end months of speculation about his future with Leeds United, but Cellino has denied rumours that technical consultant Carbone will be installed as manager.
Speaking to freelance journalist Simon Austin, who has close links with the Elland Road club, Cellino said:
“I have always said that Carbone will be in charge of the Under-21s next season and that doesn’t change now.
“We did not want to go on pushing, pushing each other, and we found a gentleman’s way to part. Brian leaves the club on good terms, he is a gentleman.”
The former Reading manager took over at Leeds in April 2013 following the sacking of Neil Warnock.
McDermott was sacked on 31st January by representatives of Cellino following his proposed takeover, but was reinstated days later when owners Gulf Finance House claimed the Italian had no authority to dismiss McDermott.
Leeds finished a disappointing 15th in the league and the relationship between McDermott and Cellino soured even further when the Italian claimed McDermott had taken a holiday without authorisation.
This resulted in the two communicating by letter and has now come to ahead with McDermott leaving by mutual consent.