It was no secret to the world that Leeds completely fell apart in the last two months of the season. The “Leeds are falling apart, again” chant was sung at plenty of grounds as United slumped to a 7th placed finish after being in the Championship’s top six for a long part of the campaign. Despite it being a good season we somehow managed to disappoint at the end.
The reasons are unknown why we ran out of steam as the season petered away, but it looks as if things weren’t as rosy as they seemed between Garry Monk and his assistant, Pep Clotet. Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay Tweeted earlier in response to a Tweet that claimed the pair didn’t see eye to eye. Hay replied and what he said seemed to back up that argument.
from what I've been told the relationship was up and down. Monk's gone but sounds like Clotet wants to stay.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) June 5, 2017
When Monk left I think everyone, including myself, thought Clotet would follow but it doesn’t seem that way. Rumours are that Monk has agreed a deal with Middlesbrough and James Beattie, who was a coach last year at Elland Road, is set to become his assistant. That leaves Clotet still at the club, and the Tweet of him sent from Italy earlier this week might well have seen him have talks with Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani.
I personally hope Clotet stays, whether it’s as manager or number 2 again. Time will tell but with Pre-Season details set to be announced later this week, could we see a managerial appointment before too long? We certainly need it to happen pronto.
What are your thoughts, could this have been a key reason behind Leeds’ end of season slump?