Leeds United fans have reacted on Twitter to Paddy Kenny's departure, with contrasting feelings being evident.
Leeds United announced the departure of Paddy Kenny from Elland Road today and it appears to be a decision which has divided supporters of the club.
The Whites' shot-stopper's future at the club was brought into question when he returned to training and his fitness was heavily criticised after a photograph of him looking overweight went viral.
It caused manager David Hockaday to look at other options to take the number one spot and two goalkeepers – Marco Silvestri and Stuart Taylor – were signed up by the Yorkshire club this summer.
It rendered Kenny’s services useless and, as a result, he decided to part ways with the club today by mutual consent.
It leaves the 36-year-old searching for a club for the current season and he may have to take a step down the leagues if he is to find one.
Kenny signed for Leeds in 2012 and went on to make 75 appearances for the Championship outfit, but struggled to impress both the new management hierarchy and the fans in the last two years.
He was deemed surplus to requirements by Hockaday and new owner Massimo Cellino, who have been busy bringing in new players this summer.
Already a host of players have come in from Italy and England, with more arrivals in the near future expected after Cellino confirmed that he was still on the look-out for six new players.
The Whites are trying to progress after spending too long in the lower divisions for a club of their size and they clearly felt that they have surpassed Kenny now.
And, although most Leeds supporters agree with this opinion, there are still a few who feel that Kenny could offer something to the team and will make a good signing for whichever club he moves on to.
Overpaid, too old, nowhere near athletic enough and hugely overrated. Paddy love-in always confused me. #LUFC— The Scratching Shed (@TSSLUFC) August 18, 2014
Good luck to Paddy Kenny, he's the type of keeper that could still get a bit of praise after a 5-0 defeat for keeping the score down. #lufc— Glenn Briers (@glenn_briers) August 18, 2014
Paddy Kenny gets some stick but he is a decent keeper ,don't think he will have any problems finding another club #lufc— Steve Clark (@chapela1966) August 18, 2014
Paddy Kenny ought to have been an #lufc hero; probably our 2nd-best player last season until Xmas. But the anti-Warnock hatred is strong...— ET (@EastStandUpper) August 18, 2014
Im excited by Silvestri, but Kenny was very solid for us. Kept us in some games and made some less embarrassing. Good luck to him. #LUFC— Neil Donohoe (@NeilDonohoe) August 18, 2014
Good luck Paddy Kenny! wasn't a bad keeper for us, will do a job somewhere for sure #LUFC— (@NathanTKNMills) August 18, 2014
Whatever you think of Kenny, he's been treated badly. Cellino seems to have no business scruples or standards. #lufc— Carole Blue (@CabInStelling) August 18, 2014
The poor quality of our keepers over the last 10 years doesn't render Kenny a 'good keeper' #lufc— MuckyFatSandwich (@MarcelTits) August 18, 2014
Stand by my Kenny claims. Fail to see what else he offered other than shot stopping #lufc— MuckyFatSandwich (@MarcelTits) August 18, 2014