Marcus Antonsson proves the ghost of Leeds United past for Pep Clotet

Oxford United manager Pep Clotet looks on prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Milton Keynes Dons and Oxford United at StadiumMK on September 2, 2017 in Milton Keynes, England.

The Swedish striker is currently in fine form at loan club Blackburn Rovers.

Marcus Antonsson of Leeds United stretches for the ball during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Cambridge United and Leeds United at Cambs Glass Stadium on January 9, 2017 in...Marcus Antonsson stretches for the ball during FA Cup Third Round match between Cambridge United and Leeds United

Leeds United faced something of a reluctant managerial change this summer, when Garry Monk left the club and soon became Middlesbrough manager. With his exit also saw the departure of Pep Clotet.

The Spaniard, who was assistant to Monk at both Leeds and Swansea City, soon became the head coach at Oxford United after Michael Appleton left to join the staff at Leicester City.

Oxford United manager Josep Clotet Ruiz during The Emirates FA Cup First Round match between Port Vale and Oxford United at Vale Park on November 3, 2017 in Burslem, England.Oxford United manager Josep Clotet 

Since being at the Kassam Stadium the former Monk sidekick has brought in some former players, such as Dwight Tiendali from his time at Swansea, Ivo Pekalski and Ricardinho from his stint with Malmo and Alex Mowatt from his Leeds days.

This week however it was a player he was pivotal in bringing to Leeds United, who helped to down Clotet’s men. Oxford lost to Blackburn Rovers 4-2 at home in League One this week. One of the goalscorers for the away side was Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson.

The Leeds-owned star, on loan at Ewood Park from Elland Road, played under Clotet a Halmstads before going on to score for fun at Kalmar. Clotet then helped bring him to Leeds, but he has struggled to cement himself a place in regular football in West Yorkshire so was sent out on loan to Tony Mowbray’s outfit.

Oxford United manager Pep Clotet looks on prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Milton Keynes Dons and Oxford United at StadiumMK on September 2, 2017 in Milton Keynes, England.Oxford United manager Pep Clotet 

He has been in fine form recently, scoring seven goals in his last 13 games for his loan side. Such form has him pegged for a Leeds comeback in the future, where he will hope to have more of an impact. He was a gamble with Clotet a main protagonist in his arrival at Leeds.

In the future Leeds fans may be happy with the Spaniard’s influence in his arrival. Right now, Clotet will be wishing he was not firing against his new club.

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