Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern were left stunned with the news that popular manager Garry Monk had resigned from his post, leaving the Peacocks in turmoil once again.
The Yorkshire giants have struggled to find stability for years but seemed to have made good progress with Monk’s appointment, narrowly missing out on a play-off spot this season, and the takeover completed by Andrea Radrizzani – bringing an end to the turbulent years under Massimo Cellino.
Leeds’ new Italian boss is set to inject the club with cash this summer as they look to push back into the Premier League for the first time in over a decade, but the loss of Monk is a major blow – particularly as the favourites for his services are recently-relegated Middlesbrough, who will be one of Leeds’ rivals for promotion next year.
As is customary with departing managers, Monk issued a statement but this came via social media – and Leeds fans were quick to respond with their frustrations, following a huge blow for their side.
It is with huge disappointment that my time at Leeds United has come to an end… pic.twitter.com/Lt5ivzyJdj
— Garry Monk (@GarryMonk) May 25, 2017
@GarryMonk Lured by the money mate. It gets to everyone eventually. You’ll never get a chance like this again
— Graeme Douglas (@graemedouglas) May 25, 2017
Jog on mate
— paul warrick (LUFC) (@paulwarrick3) May 25, 2017
— Joe Catling (@JoeCatling19) May 25, 2017
What did you say about Taylor? Poorly advised by his agent? Hmmm
— Lee Ogden (@stackerbo) May 25, 2017
And you had the balls to have a go at taylor for doing what he did..
— Craig Walker (@walker198080) May 25, 2017
Andrea Radrizzani wanted to keep u at Leeds.. 12 months was enough with an extended deal.. You was planning for life away from Leeds..
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) May 25, 2017
What I will say is thank you. Thank you for giving me one of the best seasons I have had in years, just a shame it had to end like it has.
— Ryan (@Ryanmcg1995) May 25, 2017
You'll never get anything like what you had at Leeds again, your loss pal
— ZL (@SupremeJansson) May 25, 2017