Occasionally, one of the Leeds United old guard from the Massimo Cellino era pop up in the Italian media to talk about the good old times at Elland Road.

Normally, it’s Mirco Antenucci, but this time, it’s Marco Silvestri, who spent three years with the Championship side between 2014 and 2017.

The goalkeeper was then sold to Hellas Verona, where he has been playing ever since and is now enjoying life in Serie A, helping the club continue their fight for a surprise top half finish.

The now 29-year-old sat down for an interview with Sky Italy recently, during which he was asked about his late blooming in Serie A, bursting onto the scene later than a lot of his contemporaries.

He replied, relayed by Hellas1903: “I started at Cagliari, then I chose to follow the president Cellino to Leeds. It was the right choice because I wasn’t ready for the top league. Better late than never”.

During his time at Elland Road, the shot stopper made 98 appearances, during which he conceded 123 goals and kept 23 clean sheets.

Back in April, he said he felt he was treated poorly towards the end of his spell with Leeds, forced to the bench by none other than the man he followed there in the first place, Cellino.