It’s not unfair to say that Leeds United fans have a bit of a fractious relationship with former manager Garry Monk.
After taking us to seventh place in the Championship table and narrowly missing out on the Play-Offs, Monk seemingly disagreed with the direction new owner Andrea Radrizzani wanted to take the club in so he stuck his tail between his legs and walked off to Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough wasn’t a great spell and he barely lasted half a season before parting ways with them, and in the second half of the 2017/18 campaign he rocked up at St Andrew’s with Birmingham City.
Having avoiding relegation and then avoided relegation again as they were hit with a points deduction for Financial Fair Play breaches, in fairness it’s impossible to acknowledge he’s done a good job with his latest side, but it seems disagreements are again at the forefront for Monk according to a report by Leeds Live.
Birmingham recently dealt with Aston Villa and they swapped Jota for Gary Gardner with talk of a £4million payment in Birmingham’s direction but Sky Sports have stated that the deal was done against his wishes and although he wanted Gardner, he didn’t want to sacrifice Jota.
There are also some quibblings about the down payment as some have suggested Birmingham simply rated Jota at £4million as opposed to receiving £4million for him – whatever, it’s turning into a bit of an entertaining saga and these Leeds fans seem to love it.
Me, lurking on the Birmingham City hashtag, watching them all tell each other Gary Monk would never suddenly & unexpectedly leave the club after a season of positive building, and ‘nice recent tweets from him about the fans & club' #lufc pic.twitter.com/EuPA55gzXs
— Yosh Cawthorne (@cawthornejosh) June 13, 2019
— Marcelo Bielsa Fan Account (@TotalLeedsball) June 13, 2019
Maurizio Sarri ➡️ Juventus
Frank Lampard ➡️ Chelsea
Garry Monk ➡️ Derby
— Elliott Jackson (@_ElliottJackson) June 13, 2019
As per Sky, they claim he has no intention of resigning but it’s funny to watch from the outside, lightning can strike more than twice.