'Andrea wants you' - Leeds fans react to Pep Clotet tweet
By Will Butcher
Leeds fans have urged Pep Clotet to return from his holiday in Italy on Twitter in order to become Garry Monk’s successor as manager.
The Yorkshire giants are without a man at the helm following ex-Swansea boss Monk’s shock decision to resign, after talks broke down over a new deal with owner Andrea Radrizzani.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, Clotet told fans he was “Enjoying a few days in Italy” after a demanding season that saw Leeds miss out on the Championship play-offs by one place.
Enjoying a few days in Italy. pic.twitter.com/6MpPCZhsRt
— Pep Clotet (@pepclotet) June 2, 2017
Sky Bet claim the 40-year-old is the second favourite to go from assistant manager to manager at Elland Road behind Aitor Karanka, after being Monk’s no.2 throughout the 2016-17 season.
The Barcelona-born coach has had spells as manager at La Liga reserve sides Malaga B and Espanyol B as well Swedish outfit Halmstad in 2011.
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Leeds fans reacted to Clotet’s tweet by urging him to join the club as manager ahead of the 2017-18 season, despite his somewhat inexperienced CV.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Andrea wants you at his place, Pep. Get signed up.
— Chantelle (@clunn1989) June 2, 2017
Enjoy your holiday and then come home, back to Leeds – as manager!!!!!!
— Graham Ambler (@GrahamA74) June 2, 2017
Don't stay to long you've to get back to Leeds Pep, you've got work to do!
— oneplum (@hirsty_rants) June 2, 2017
— Stephen Wainwright (@stephenw1981) June 2, 2017
Enjoy it boss! Be busy soon! Mot!!
— alaw (@Kingbillymot) June 2, 2017
— Dean Moore (@DeanMoore2) June 2, 2017
Hurry up back we're waiting #MOT
— Mark Speight (@speightdog68) June 2, 2017
Despite being managerless, Radrizzani has completed Leeds’ first signing of the summer by bringing speed machine Hadi Sacko to Elland Road on a permanent basis from Sporting Lisbon.
In other Leeds news, fans have reacted on Twitter to Sacko’s arrival.