Garry Monk has left his managerial role at Leeds – and fans on Twitter want Simon Grayson to replace him and return home.
The club confirmed on their official website on Thursday afternoon that the 38-year-old had resigned from his job at Elland Road.
A statement read that they were “shocked” and “disappointed” at Monk’s decision, who was expected to extend his contract at the club.
Monk’s current deal was due to expire at the end of June, with chairman Andrea Radrizzani confirming on his personal Twitter account that he had offered him a three-year deal.
Nonetheless, supporters want their former boss Simon Grayson to make a return to the club, with many fans showing their love for the 47-year-old.
At this moment in time, leading bookmaker Sky Bet have priced Grayson as a 20/1 outsider to replace Monk in the dugout.
Grayson is currently manager of Leeds’ Championship rivals Preston North End, who enjoyed a successful campaign under the Englishmen this season.
He helped them finish a respectable 11th in the table, four places below and 13 points behind seventh-placed Leeds, who missed out on a top six spot by five points.
Grayson was the manager of Leeds for a four-year period between 2008-12, helping them secure promotion from League One in his first season in charge.
During the following campaign, they narrowly missed out on a top-six spot and he was sacked in 2012 by then-owner Ken Bates.
One fan stated that Grayson is “proper” Leeds and they would like to see the club get him back into the club, while another supporter thinks that he is their best bet.
Added to that, another fan thinks that he has “proved” that he is a “quality manager” as many were backing the decision to bring back Grayson.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Get Grayson back in. Proper Leeds him. #lufc
— Ashley Johnson (@Ash_Johnson95) May 25, 2017
Bring Grayson home #LUFC
— callum cox (@callum_cox98) May 25, 2017
WE WANT GRAYSON BACK SAY WE WANT GRAYSON BACK #LUFC
— Ben (@SimplyShowumni) May 25, 2017
@andrearadri @PhilHayYEP Simon Grayson please boys #lufc
— M W (@mewebb1) May 25, 2017
Not a name that excites me. Of those mentioned Grayson our best bet imo #lufc
— Ewan Williamson (@ewsy_LUFC) May 25, 2017
Would absolutely love Simon Grayson back!!!!!! #lufc #leeds
— Shaun Meddings (@medds14) May 25, 2017
Next leeds manager? For me, one of Grayson, McAllister, Redfearn, O'Leary, Wilkinson, Clarke, Eddie Gray, Dennis Wise or Peter Reid #lufc
— Leeds Fan #lufc (@LeedsFanz) May 25, 2017
@LUFC next manager!! Simon Grayson!! With @NoelDavidWhelan as his assistant!! #lufc #mot
— Paul Baker (@Bakerboy75Paul) May 25, 2017
@andrearadri Simon Grayson. ???????? #MOT #LUFC
— Danny ???? (@DannyBoy1da) May 25, 2017
Only man I'd be happy with to replace Garry Monk is Simon Grayson. Proved he's a quality manager and would fancy him to return now. #LUFC
— Adam Etherington (@EtheringtonAdam) May 25, 2017