Date:Thursday September 27 2012
Leeds United boss Neil Warnock is confident that El Hadji Diouf will remain with Leeds when his current deal expires in January.
Diouf signed for Leeds in August on a short-term deal following his release from Doncaster Rovers at the end of last season.
The former African footballer of the year played a pivotal part in Leeds cup success over Everton on Tuesday and having missed most of pre-season, he is now looking fully fit.
The 31 year old has been offered lucrative deals in the Middle East but Warnock is confident that he will remain at Leeds when his deal runs out in the New Year.
Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Warnock said, "Dioufy will not go anywhere else, he`s promised me certain things and I`m happy with that.
"He`s obviously not doing it for money, he`s one of the lowest-paid players at the club. He`s not going to get a stage like this again is he? He`s a matador and you need something like that.
"It`s no good going to Saudi Arabia or Dubai or wherever he was going for six or seven times the wages. He`s better off with me, isn`t he? He`s given me his word, if that`s worth it. He`s been straight up with me and I`ve been straight up with him."
Many were surprised when Diouf joined Warnock at Leeds in August after the pair had a very public spat in January 2010.
The pair fell out after Warnock accused Diouf of abusing Queens Park Rangers player Jamie Mackie, who was lying on the pitch with a broken leg.
The incident led to Warnock labelling Diouf a 'sewer rat. `
Diouf hit back at Warnock by calling him a 'big s**t.`
All that now seems to be water under the bridge as Diouf starts to play an important role in Leeds season.
The experienced Diouf has played in all ten of Leeds games so far this season and Warnock says that his experience and know how is rubbing off on some of the youngsters in the side.
Warnock will be hoping Diouf can keep his and Leeds recent good form up when they travel to Bristol City and Bolton Wanderers in the next week.
Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club
The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.
The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.
Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Leeds .
Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!
Vital Leeds on:
Vital Leeds on:
Join Vital Leeds
It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!
Date:Thursday September 27 2012
LUFC Leeds set to miss out on striker (Friday January 30 2015)
LUFC On This Day - January 30th (Friday January 30 2015)
Redfearn - Grounded youngster is an immense talent (Thursday January 29 2015)
LUFC Redfearn looking for side to go on a run (Thursday January 29 2015)
LUFC Redfearn confirms Wigan interest in Pearce (Thursday January 29 2015)
LUFC Redfearn - Austin is not for sale (Thursday January 29 2015)
LUFC Redfearn hoping to bring in two more players (Thursday January 29 2015)
LUFC Bamba wants permanent Leeds move (Thursday January 29 2015)
LUFC Huddersfield Town v Leeds United Team News (Thursday January 29 2015)
LUFC On This Day - January 29th (Thursday January 29 2015)
|Derby County||2||-||0||Leeds Utd|
|21. Leeds Utd||26||6||8||12||-11||26|
|Rovers Revival Must Start Saturday!
» Blackburn : 30/01/2015 12:08:00
|Wednesday Win At Reading? It's Needed!
» Sheff Wed : 30/01/2015 12:06:00
|Mixed Feelings For Mandaric
» Sheff Wed : 30/01/2015 12:05:00
» Huddersfield : 30/01/2015 12:00:00
|Same Again At Cardiff?
» Derby County : 30/01/2015 11:57:00