Garry Monk explains decision to quit Leeds
By Harvey Byrne
Manager Garry Monk has explained that he quit Leeds in May after discussions because “things weren’t aligned” for him to be able to work at his best at the club.
The 38-year-old shocked those associated with the Yorkshire giants after deciding to resign from his post following a seventh placed finish with the club in the last campaign.
He has since move across to Championship rivals Middlesbrough, who have just been relegated from the Premier League.
It was a decision that was not met well by the Leeds fan base, but on Monday Monk has explained, as covered BBC journalist Adam Pope on his personal Twitter account that he felt that he was being restricted at the Yorkshire side.
GM on #lufc :"I loved it. My only thought was to be at Leeds but after discussions things weren't aligned for me to be able to do my best."
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) June 12, 2017
Now, Monk could be referencing the appointment of Victor Orta as the club’s director of football, or more worryingly for fans new owner Andrea Radrizzani may not be able to compete financially with the big spenders of the English second tier.
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Many supporters felt that the lack of investment in January had a huge say in Leeds’ poor end of season form after sitting as high as third place following a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest on January 25.
However, supporters will now be reserving the right to judge Radrizzani until he makes his first managerial appointment in charge of the club.