Leeds fans react as Pep Clotet comments on his time at Elland Road

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.

Clotet left Leeds following Garry Monk's sacking at the end of the 2016-17 season.

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.

Former Leeds United assistant Pep Clotet has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he regrets leaving Elland Road after Garry Monk was sacked by owner Andrea Radrizzani - and Whites fans want him back.

Spaniard Clotet, 41, joined Leeds alongside Monk after working with him at Swansea City, and the duo almost pushed Leeds into the top six of the Championship - falling shy of a play-off place on the last day of the season.

Following Monk's departure, Clotet joined Oxford United as manager but was sacked in January despite guiding the club to tenth place in League One. They finished 16th at the end of the season.

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.

He has since joined Birmingham City alongside Monk as the manager's assistant, following Monk's failed spell at Middlesbrough. He told the YEP that he was looking forward to another season at Leeds.

“For me it was a pity," Clotet said. "I really wanted us to have a go the next season. I thought we had built something and put the steps in to keep going. I thought the fans were happy with what they saw and they knew we fought until the end."

Leeds fans reacted to Clotet's comments in their drones, with the majority desperate to see him return to Elland Road despite the Spaniard having a contract at Birmingham until the summer of 2021.

One fan simply put "wish he was back".

 

 

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