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19th Jun, 2017 | 7:30pm

'Shocking', 'Actually showed us some loyalty': Leeds fans react on Twitter as 40-year-old set to depart

By Matt Farr

Leeds United assistant manager Pep Clotet is set to depart the club, and fans on Twitter are disappointed to see him go.

The Championship club are set for a drastic overhaul of the backroom team at Elland Road in the coming days, following the appointment of a new manager in Thomas Christiansen.

The 44-year-old was named as the new Leeds United head coach on Friday, bringing to an end a prolonged search for a suitable successor to the departed Garry Monk, who quit at the end of May.

He was officially unveiled by the club on Monday afternoon, where it was also revealed that several members of Leeds’ backroom staff would be leaving their roles at the club to accommodate Christiansen’s own colleagues.

Leeds director of football Victor Orta confirmed that Clotet, 40, who served as assistant manager to Monk, would be one of the figures departing the club.

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He said, as cited by Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay on his personal Twitter account that ‘Clotet and the rest of Garry Monk’s backroom team are leaving the club.’

But Orta also indicated that he expects Clotet to join Monk at Middlesbrough, alongside departing Leeds coaches James Beattie and Darryl Flahavan.

Yet while staff departures are common when a new manager is unveiled, Leeds fans took to social media to express their disappointment at the imminent departure of the Spaniard.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Christiansen is instead set to work alongside Julio Banuelos, who was his assistant at both his previous clubs, AEK Larnaca and APOEL.

In other Leeds United news, Christiansen has revealed his targets for the upcoming Championship campaign.

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