Leeds-linked manager Hierro departs Real Oviedo

Oli Fisher

Leeds United have been given a boost in their search for a manager as reported target Fernando Hierro has departed Real Oviedo.

The Liga Adelante club revealed the news via their official site, revealing it was a mutual termination between the two parties.

The 49-year-old was handed a one-year deal last summer with the option for an extra year, but both Hierro and the club have decided not to redeem it.

Hierro, a Real Madrid legend, has been linked with the vacant manager role at Leeds.

“On Monday at 9 am we talked with the club. We had a reasonable and logical conversation, in which both sides exposed our points of view,” Hierro revealed.

“We made a decision from the cordiality, without reproaches, as I have done all my life. We have had very good relationship with the club, a logical relationship. We listened and made a good decision for all parties.

“We have made the best decision for the two parties. It is not who wins or loses. The relationship with the club has not been like that, it has been set, listening to us, understanding that it was the best thing for the future.”