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Owner Cellino watches match with Leeds United fans

Leeds United's Italian owner Massimo Cellino endured his side's 2-0 defeat at Brentford sat amongst the supports.

Fans tweeted a picture of Cellino in the stands.

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Darko day for Milanic

New Leeds United manager Darko Milanic admits his side's defeat away at Brentford was "a bad result" for the Whites.

Darko day: New head coach Milanic admits it was a bad result after Leeds lost 2-0 at Brentford Credit: Press Association

Milanic was appointed Leeds boss last week and took charge of a side unbeaten in their last four Championship games, having won three of those fixtures under caretaker boss Neil Redfearn.

Redfearn did not travel to Brentford as part of the Leeds' coaching staff and Milanic watched his side go behind in the final minute of the first half when Jota hit the back of the net.

Then, with Leeds chasing the game at Griffin Park, Brentford made sure of the points when Alan McCormack saw his shot deflected in, putting the hosts 2-0 up and condemning Milanic to defeat in his first match as Whites boss.

"For me it's a big day, to have my debut in the Championship. It is a bad result for us and I have to congratulate the home team, they played very well," the Slovenian told LUTV.

"If we look at all the game we had some problems with the opposition. We started better in the second half. For 15 minutes we played very well, we controlled the game, we had good possession, we had some shots.

"But after that, and before that also, it was very difficult."At the end we had to risk more because of the goal and they were very dangerous on the counter attacks."

Cellino sacks consultant in row over Reading fixture

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has sacked consultant Graham Bean over a row about next week's rearranged fixture against Reading.

Cellino sacks consultant in row over Reading fixture

Bean, 53, a former Football Association compliance officer who ran day-to-day operations at Elland Road, has been dismissed four months after joining the club.

His departure follows a disagreement over the club's decision to agree to a request from Reading to switch their league game at Leeds next week to Wednesday instead of Tuesday.

Reading asked for the game to be put back 24 hours as their match against Wolves this weekend, to be televised by Sky Sports, has been moved to Sunday.

Cellino, who was away at the time, was not involved in discussions in July about the rearranged fixture and subsequently terminated Bean's 12-month contract.

Bean has overseen much of the club's administration during his time at Elland Road and was involved with players' contracts.

I wish the club and all the staff at Leeds all the best, I've enjoyed working with them.

But I can't say the same about Mr Cellino. I can't really comment.

But if anybody thinking of working at Leeds United under the current regime asks my advice, I'd say stay well clear.

The club deserves much better.

– Graham Bean

Milanic meets reporters on first day at Elland Road

He has already been compared to a water melon by his employer, Massimo Cellino, but Darko Milanic seemed unfazed by the Italian's eccentricities as he met reporters for the first time today.

The Slovenian is United's first manager from outside the British Isles and joins from Austrian side Sturm Graz.

Chris Dawkes reports:


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