Leeds United new manager Thomas Christiansen will be bringing his own backroom members to Elland Road.
Victor Orta, Leeds United’s Director of Football, has confirmed (YEP) that Pep Clotet and the rest of Garry Monk’s backroom team will leave the club as a result.
Julio Banuelos, who was Christiansen’s assistant at APOEL and AEK Larnaca, will join the 44-year-old at Elland Road.
Clotet, the Spanish coach, had previously worked with Monk, both at Swansea and Leeds, and could follow him again at Middlesbrough.
He could be joined by first team coach James Beattie and goalkeeping coach Darryl Flahavan.
Orta has revealed that Clotet, 40, has told the club to allow him to move on, as he seeks a new challenge.
"(Thomas) arrives with his team," Orta said, as quoted by Gazette Live. "Pep Clotet a few weeks ago conceded this is the moment (to leave) and communicated with Andrea (Radrizzani) that he wanted a new challenge.
"And at this moment with the situation with Garry Monk and his staff, now we've finished the release of his staff as Garry Monk wants to stay with his staff at his new team Middlesbrough."
Pep Clotet (L) with Rafael Benitez
According to Gazette Live, the futures of Steve Agnew, Joe Jordan, Paul Jenkins and Jonathan Woodgate remains in dark in the coaching squad for next season, and in all probability Monk will be joined by his former backroom members.
Clotet became a fan favourite during his time at Leeds, and naturally fans are not pleased to see him go. Check out some of the reaction from Leeds fans on Twitter:
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
Think Pep Clotet should have plenty of offers, now it's been revealed he has gone from #lufc as he is seeking a new challenge— Thomas Feaheny (@ThomasFeaheny) June 19, 2017
Very disappointing— Kevin Kiely (@kev_kiely) June 19, 2017
just gets worse!— Rob Wylie (@RWileECoyote) June 19, 2017
Well that's not good news!— Mark Devaney (@markwd1) June 19, 2017
Goodbye Pep Clotet. Your reputation with Leeds fans as being the secret to our success, based entirely on your nice face, troubled me deeply— Enzo Eamore (@EamoV1) June 19, 2017