Darragh MacAnthony gives his verdict on Garry Monk's Leeds United departure

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony

Leeds United boss Garry Monk surprisingly resigned from his role at Elland Road last week.

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has suggested in a Periscope question and answer session that Andrea Radrizzani should have given Garry Monk a three-year contract.

Monk unexpectedly resigned as Leeds boss last week, in what has been a major blow for the Elland Road club.

And MacAnthony has expressed some doubts over Radrizzani, suggesting that the Italian could take a similar approach to Massimo Cellino.

Leeds United manager Gary Monk applauds fans after the match

“The guy who has just bought Leeds should have given Garry Monk a three year deal,” the Posh chairman said.

“Obviously he had a year left and there was a commitment issue from both sides. It’s a crying shame, as I thought Leeds had a great chance to go up automatically and that’s a big set back.

“I don’t know if this guy is going to go back to that route of foreign managers coming in, like what happened before. And then you’re back to square one.”

MacAnthony has built up a good relationship with Leeds fans, thorough his communications with them on social media.

Leeds manager Gary Monk applauds the fans after the game

Radrizzani has had to field some criticism, following Monk’s departure - although all the details are not yet clear.

Radrizzani has defended himself on Twitter, suggesting that Monk simply did not want to stay at Leeds.

At the moment Leeds are looking for another manager, with Claudio Ranieri and Aitor Karanka both linked.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka

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