Cisse pitches up at Leeds
By Patrick Haond & James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Leeds trialist Jerome Bonnissel has been joined by Senegal international Aliou Cisse.
Leeds United trialist Jerome Bonnissel has been joined by Senegal international Aliou Cisse.
The former Portsmouth and Birmingham midfielder is on the lookout for a new club following his release by Pompey.
Cisse did not feature in Leeds' draw with Grimsby on Monday and with Kevin Blackwell short of midfield options he may now step up his interest.
New signing Kevin Nicholls is currently awaiting the results of a scan on his knee injury while Shaun Derry has not featured this pre-season.
Meanwhile, the club have strengthened their backroom staff following the acquisition of former Chelsea manager Gwyn Williams.
Williams, who worked under Claudio Ranieri at Stamford Bridge, has over 27 years of experience with The Blues and is Leeds' new technical director.
"I'm looking forward to working at Leeds," he told the club's official website. "Leeds is a big club with a massive profile, and I want to make the club a success again.
"I'm here to help Kevin in terms of scouting, and hopefully we can strengthen the team and the club. I started on Monday and I'm looking forward to the season starting."