Leeds United will no longer have Pep Clotet at the club after it was confirmed on Monday that he will not form part of Thomas Christiansen’s backroom team.
The Spaniard worked as Garry Monk’s assistant last season, and it was widely thought that he would remain at the club following his colleague’s exit.
At one point, Spanish newspaper Sport had him as favourite to become the Whites’ new head coach.
It was not to be, though, as Christiansen was recently appointed, and during his unveiling, the club’s director of football Victor Orta announced some departures.
He confirmed that Clotet will leave when his contract expires on June 30, while James Beattie will also no longer be at Elland Road.
Clotet was a favourite among the supporters, and many have expressed their disappointment in the Spaniard’s departure.
Others, though, understand that Christiansen will want to bring in his own men, and that the supporters should stand by him.
As much as we all like Clotet, why on earth would an new manager keep an assistant coach who he doesn't know? Don't be daft. #lufc
— Adam Barnes (@AdamPB) June 19, 2017
People crying over Clotet. Turn it in FFS ???????????? #LUFC
— Neil D (@NeilDonohoe) June 19, 2017
Really disappointed with Clotet leaving. The pe fact man to bridge a gap between last seasons triumphs with this squad. Shocking #lufc
— Ryan Ingham (@RyanIngham14) June 19, 2017
Hmm, some of Orta's comments aren't the most inspiring. Super disappointed Clotet has left. #lufc
— I'd Radebe Leeds (@Radebe_Leeds) June 19, 2017
Disappointing to lose Clotet, actually showed us some loyalty unlike Monk #lufc
— Ryan (@ryancalderr) June 19, 2017
— RightInTheGaryKellys (@RITGK) June 19, 2017
Losing Clotet is a mistake #Lufc
— Ben (@ben080385) June 19, 2017
Told everyone clotet was going #lufc
— jamie (@jamiepartridge3) June 19, 2017