According to various reports, the Middlesbrough job is all but Garry Monk’s and James Beattie is set to be his assistant. At this stage, nothing is set with Pep Clotet. However, by not going with Monk it suggests he plans to remain in Leeds in some manner. He could yet be appointed manager or as some people believe, be assistant to Claudio Ranieri. I’m not against either option, I love the continuity factor and we can hardly complain if a man who won the Premier League a year ago is our new manager.
There’s been a lot of rumours surrounding the manager’s job at Leeds but it really seems like these are the two options now. Either Ranieri comes in and keeps Clotet alongside, or Pep takes the reigns himself. You never know, Pep could be the Gus Poyet to Dennis Wise. He certainly comes across as a very smart guy and he must have worked very hard to get where he is considering he never played professional football. Pep being in Italy most likely means nothing,
Enjoying a few days in Italy. pic.twitter.com/6MpPCZhsRt
— Pep Clotet (@pepclotet) June 2, 2017
but it’s certainly interesting. Could he be there with Ranieri? Maybe even Radrizzani? Who knows. As I write this I realise I need football to come back and Leeds to get a move on because it’s getting tiring. I would definitely be expecting a decision at some point next week.