When Andrea Radrizzani took to the stage last night to present the Player of the Year award to Chris Wood we didn’t expect him to say much, but we were wrong. The soft speaking Italian said that he was surprised to find Leeds “in the 70’s” in terms of infrastructure and facilities before moving on to other topics.
Garry Monk was what we all wanted to hear but he said we were to wait a few more weeks before news on the manager. In my opinion Andrea Radrizzani may let Garry Monk leave when those few weeks are up, he didn’t give any indication that he was keen on speaking to Monk. He also added in that Massimo Cellino deserved praise “as they were HIS players and HIS coach”. That may be a hint that Radrizzani sees someone else as his man in the very near future.
Radrizzani turned up with some guests and was a popular man amongst fans on the night, many wanting a picture with the man they believe will help us get back to the Premier League. Radrizzani seems like he is running the show at the moment, Massimo Cellino nowhere to be seen or heard which is extremely rare. Radrizzani is certainly the face of the club in terms of the owners at the moment and if you didn’t know the club well you would think he is the soul owner of the club, something that doesn’t seem to be far away.
Radrizzani and Monk will meet in the coming weeks but it does feel like any decision has already been made. Monk has said he is keen to carry on but needs the club to agree with his thoughts. There is no doubt he is the man we need and the fans have taken to social media today to get the #SignGarryMonk trending on Twitter. The polls are a clear sweep and you’ll be lucky to find a fan who doesn’t want Monk as the man going forward. From the outside looking in it would seem madness to let Monk go but according to Alan Nixon, a reliable source, the club are going to let him go and move on to a foreign coach.