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Carbone leaves Leeds role

Benito Carbone has left his role as Leeds United's Under-21 coach for 'family reasons'.

Carbone came to Elland Road shortly after Massimo Cellino's takeover of the club in April, assisting his fellow Italian in a consultancy capacity.

He subsequently became coach of the Under-21 squad, replacing Neil Redfearn.

However, the 42-year-old has returned to Italy for 'family reasons' just days before Leeds kick-off their Sky Bet Championship campaign on Saturday.

Cellino told the Yorkshire Post: "Benito has gone. He has gone for family reasons. A family member (of his) is ill."

Redfearn has reverted to his old position as development coach following Carbone's departure.