We recently recounted the appointment of Garry Monk as manager of Leeds back in June 2016.
Monk had just come from Swansea, where he had been fairly successful in the Premier League. He joined Leeds with a lot of anticipation from fans, who hoped this man would restore pride back in the club.
And it is fair to say that the former Swansea player delivered a lot to those eager Leeds fans, guiding The Whites to their joint highest finish in over a decade in the Championship of seventh place, as well as the quarter final of the League Cup.
However, shortly after new Chairman Andrea Radrizzani was announced at the end of the season, Monk left his post as manager of Leeds after disputes regarding his new contract. This came as a shock to many at the club, after a successful first season at Elland Road.
Leeds fans were greatly disappointed by the news, and struggled to believe that the club could attract another manager. With that said, there were still some fans that were very vitriolic, and were critical of Monk’s actions and motives.
This is what the fans had to say:
Back to mid table obscurity
— Chris Shaw (@mr_shaw78) 25 May 2017
— James (@james___lufc) 25 May 2017
Well done, should’ve been tied him down mid season when we were going well instead of giving clubs chance to get at him
— Stephen Lind (@stephenlind5) 25 May 2017
Gary, mate, come on
— Sam Swales (@Swales_) 25 May 2017
Absolutely gutted, how was this allowed to happen?
— Robbie (@Flairo_) 25 May 2017
How could we let this happen, man? So disappointed but I wish @GarryMonk all the best for the future, thanks for the great season
— Joe Booth (@joebooth1234) 25 May 2017
Thanks Gary, you’ve missed an opportunity. Gutted but we will still support the club, who’s next for the hot seat. MOT
— Neil Bulmer (@yorkshawk) 25 May 2017
Mr Monk you sir are a fool. Who bigger than Leeds United in the Championship. Not Hull, Middlesbrough or Sunderland. I pity the fool!!! MOT.
— Rob Kinder (@rdkinders_rob) 25 May 2017
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Disappointing again that someone is given a chance to resurrect his career does a tidy job and looks elsewhere!!! Money, ambition overrated
— DBeddow Gradiosh (@davidb2018) 25 May 2017