By Amir Mir
Garry Monk was left gobsmacked when a group of his Leeds players were willing to walk out of a do being held in their own honour, according to a report.
The Daily Star claim that a group of players wanted to go and leave the club’s Player of the Year dinner inside the Gowing Law Centenary Pavillion to go and watch a world heavyweight boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Vladamir Klitschko on television.
Watford-born Joshua beat Ukraine’s Klitschko on April 29 in front of a crowd of 90,000 people at Wembley to unify the world heavyweight titles.
It is said that some guests paid more than £100 for a ticket as the Daily Star criticised the behaviour of the Leeds players slamming them for their “staggering lack of self-awareness”.
The Yorkshire club recently concluded another Championship season as they missed out on a play-off place by five points.
Striker Chris Wood was named the club’s Player of the Year as the New Zealand international topped the scoring charts in the Championship.
Despite scoring 27 goals from his 44 league matches, his strikes were not enough to see his team secure a place in the top six.
Monk’s contract at Elland Road is due to expire in the summer as supporters wait on news as to whether their highly-rated coach will extend his deal at the club.
The former Premier League boss has changed the fortunes around at the Yorkshire outfit, helping them go from a struggling second-tier side to promotion challengers.
In other Leeds news, reported club attacker target has sealed a transfer to a Yorkshire club.