With a constant stream of managers ending the speculation of taking over at Leeds United, new owner Andrea Radrizanni is in a bit of a pickle.
The Italian businessman who has completed his 100% purchase of Leeds United was stunned on his second day in charge as Head Coach Garry Monk decided to resign from his position instead of signing a bumper three year deal at the club.
Leeds are now managerless and heading into a very important summer as they look to better their seventh places finish from last seasons Championship campaign and any appointment needs to happen post-haste.
The new favourite for the role is Monk's former assistant Pep Clotet, who has already stated that he wants to commit to Leeds United ahead of his deal expiring on June 30th.
Although it's not a high profile signing, Clotet is a very good option to hand a chance to. He has worked with Monk long enough to know the foundations that have been put down, he has spent time with the players and understands what they need in terms of coaching and the players have responded well to him.
Clotet has bags of managerial experience having spent time as a youth manager at Espanyol, then taking roles at Malaga as the Reserve manager. He's also been an assistant at clubs including Malmo, Swansea and Leeds United.
He has a good knowledge of Spanish football and will work well with Radrizanni's new backroom team of Ivan Bravo and Victor Orta, who both have links to Spanish football.
Although their careers in football may be vastly different, we must remember Pep Guardiola started as a youth coach and assistant prior to taking the plunge into management, like many world class coaches have done in the past.
It's not an mouth watering 'we've done well to get him' but it is a young managerial prospect who wants to stay at the club and knows how Leeds tick. To me that's what we should be looking for.
By Ryan Ingham
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