Leeds United fans divided over Paddy Kenny exit

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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.

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