Date: 19th June 2017 at 1:32pm
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Leeds United have confirmed that Pep Clotet will be among the backroom staff released by the club following the departure of Garry Monk, with new head-coach, Thomas Christiansen, brining fresh faces to his regime at Elland Road, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay.

Speaking at the unveiling of Christiansen at Elland Road, Leeds’ Director of Football, Victor Orta, has confirmed that he expects Clotet to follow Monk to Middlesbrough, following the 38-year old’s appointment at the Riverside Stadium.

Leeds also expect first-team coach, James Beattie, and goalkeeping coach, Darryl Flahavan, to follow Monk to Boro ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

Monk decided to quit Elland Road late last month, and has since taken over at Boro, where he will come up against Leeds in the Sky Bet Championship next season.

Christiansen was appointed as Monk’s successor last week, which came as a surprise to many, with the 44-year old’s only previous experience coming in Cyprus with APOEL and AEK Larnaca between 2014 and 2017.

Following the departure of Clotet, Beattie and Flahavan, Christiansen will bring Julio Banuelos to Elland Road as his assistant, whilst Ivan Torres and Marcos Abad will join as fitness coach and goalkeeping coach respectively ahead of next season.

Leeds fans… Are you disappointed by Clotet’s departure? What do you make of Christiansen’s early days as your club’s manager? Let us know your thoughts!