Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to express their frustration after a reliable journalist claimed that former-manager Garry Monk is due to take charge at Middlesbrough in the next few days.
Derek Clark, the Yorkshire Evening Post football expert, claimed yesterday that he was led to believe that Garry Monk was to be announced as Middlesbrough’s new manager.
I'm led to believe Garry Monk & James Beattie have agreed to take over at Middlesbrough & should be announced in next few days #LUFC #UTB
— Derek Clark (@derekclarksport) June 3, 2017
After Monk became a firm fan favourite – taking Leeds to within a whisker of the play-offs last season – they’re now distinctly unhappy with the former-Swansea manager.
He made a shock resignation from the club in May and now looks set to mastermind another tilt at promotion to the Premier League, but with a different club.
Leeds fans are disappointed about the move and took to Twitter to share their frustrations, although one said he didn’t care as long as assistant manager Pep Clotet gets the Leeds job.
This is Futbol has rounded up the best Twitter reactions:
Let's not beat around the bush Monk was hero worshipped by the fans and he has kicked every single one of them in the teeth #lufc
— WHITESOLDIER (@whitesoldier62) June 3, 2017
Can't wait for Leeds to beat Middlesbrough twice next season just to rub it in Garry Monk's face????#lufc #mot
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) June 3, 2017
Seeing Garry Monk in Middlesbrough's colours hurts alot. ???????????? #lufc pic.twitter.com/KE7LaUxR1n
— Mr Geldard (@MrJGeldard) May 31, 2017
Well Obama what do you think of the news that Monk and Beattie are going to Middlesbrough? #lufc pic.twitter.com/B7kquzmT6d
— Stewart (@LondonLeedsfan) June 3, 2017
Sad state of affairs when Monk left to go to Middlesbrough ????
— Jordan Acton (@jacton999) June 3, 2017
Garry Monk going to Middlesbrough with James Beattie but who cares, we're getting Pep Clotet!!????????
— Lewis (@LewisLUFC1919) June 3, 2017
Monk off to Middlesbrough. Any respect I had left for him is quickly evaporating #LUFC
— Anthony Lewis (@tonylewis92) June 3, 2017
If Monk is confirmed as the newly-relegated club’s boss, it would mean the 38-year old would be heading back to Elland Park during the Championship season to face his old side.
Garry Monk joined Leeds back in 2016, and led the Whites through a successful season but resigned just a few weeks ago.
The former manager came after a flurry of managers at the club, providing the foundations for their first top-half finish in six-years, and just narrowly missing out on a spot for the play-offs.
His former club still remain without a manager, but hotly tipped for the job is Monk’s previous right-hand-man, Pep Clotet.
The ex-manager currently sits with odds of 11/8, suggesting he is likely to step up to take Leeds into another season in the Championship.