Dacourt takes parting shot

Last updated : 10 January 2003 By FootyMAD

In a press conference to introduce him to the Italian media, the France international said: "In Leeds I have had two great years. I have had the opportunity to play in in the Champions League and the UEFA Cup. It has been a great experience.

"However, in my last time there, Venables has referred to personal things about me that I didn't like and the feeling between us was broken.

"I did not like the joke that Venables said 'If Dacourt wants to go to Italy I will take him by car'. The important thing is that someone comes to get you, I will send him my airline ticket so that he can reimburse me."

Dacourt upset Venables earlier this season by saying Leeds' lowly position in the table was a disgrace.