'He left with his head held high unlike that snake'- Leeds fans react to Clotet appointment
By Abigail Withey
Leeds United fans have wished former assistant head coach Pep Clotet luck on social media after he was appointed as the new manager at Oxford United.
The 40-year-old was announced as Mike Appleton’s successor on Saturday.
The new League One boss has had previous managerial spells at Spanish clubs including Cornella, Figueres and Espanyol B, before he moved to work in Norway and Sweden.
The Spaniard was admired and respected at Elland Road, and Leeds fans have given their support to the club’s former number two on Twitter, with supporters wishing him well in his new role.
One fan made reference to Garry Monk’s Elland Road exit as he said: “He left with his head held high unlike that snake.”
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Here are a selection of their messages on social media:
Might never know but atleast he left with his head held high unlike that snake
— GHoward (@gavlarr80) July 1, 2017
I think so,but so glad he's got a job else where,all the best to the man mot ????
— steve harrison (@steveha47409212) July 1, 2017
You've got yourselves a good one there – great coach, great man. We'll all be keeping an eye out to see how you get on.
— FionaCK (@FionaCK) July 1, 2017
— LEEDSUNITED_MAD ⚡️ (@LeedsUnited_MAD) July 1, 2017
Best of luck Pep. See you back one day in a future role
— James Marshment (@marshyleeds) June 30, 2017
Clotet was left in a difficult position after former boss Monk made a shock exit from Elland Road in May, and was later appointed as the newly relegated Middlesbrough manager.
During a recent press conference chairman Victor Orta revealed that Clotet would be allowed to leave the club at the end of June after the appointment of Monk’s successor Thomas Christiansen was made.
Although Clotet was expected to join Monk at Middlesbrough, the 40-year-old became Oxford United’s newest manager and his first match at the helm of the club will be on August 5 against Oldham.
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