By Danny Wright
Chris Kamara has claimed that Garry Monk’s departure at Leeds was down to a lack of communication behind the scenes.
The Sky Sports commentator, who spent a year as a player at Elland Road, thinks that “people will disagree” with his left field view on the matter which left many supporters seething as Monk quit just two days after Andrea Radrizzani gained full ownership of the club.
It was reported that Monk was due talks with Radrizzani over a new deal at Elland Road, but they failed to materialse and the manager now finds himself in a different part of Yorkshire.
The former Swansea player was announced as Middlesbrough manager last week while Leeds are still frantically searching for his replacement.
Kamara, 59, has also had some strong words to say about the entire affair.
“The situation is a travesty, I know people will disagree but the manager needed more communication,” he said, as quoted by freelance journalist Thomas Feaheny on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday.
Chris Kamara on Monk leaving #lufc "The situation is a travesty, I know people will disagree but the manager needed more communication"
— Thomas Feaheny (@ThomasFeaheny) June 13, 2017
Monk led Leeds to their best Championship campaign in six years this season as they finished in seventh place – just outside the play-off spots.
The Whites came close to earning a second shot at promotion to the Premier League, but a late dip in form costed them as Fulham leapfrogged them into the top six.
Radrizzani has already confirmed that he is holding talks with potential replacements for Monk, in what has been a frantic end-of-season for the Yorkshire club.
Despite a decent season, SkyBet don’t consider Leeds to be in the running to go up next season and are priced at 11/2.
In other Leeds news, the Whites are eyeing up this Manchester United 24-year-old.