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Pep Clotet will leave Leads United; fans react on Twitter

Pep Clotet (L) with Rafael Benitez

Leeds United will release Pep Clotet and the rest of Garry Monk’s backroom team.

Thomas ChristiansenThomas Christiansen

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 BenitezPep 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:

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