Garry Monk has admitted he could not reach an agreement to move forward with Leeds' owners
Garry Monk resigned as Leeds United manager today following months of uncertainty about his future.
The club’s new owner Andrea Radrizzani, who bought out Massimo Cellino’s remaining 50 per cent stake in the club this week, admitted he tried to keep the former Swansea boss.
However, Monk has admitted he could not reach an agreement with Radrizzani to allow him to move forward with the club.
And he has since released a statement detailing why he opted to leave the Elland Road club and thanked the supporters in particular for his one season with the Yorkshire club.
“It is with huge disappointing that my time at Leeds united has come to an end,” Monk wrote in a statement on Twitter.
“My intervention was always to remain at leeds and I saw myself at this fantastic club for many years to come, however, ultimately no agreement could be reached.
Massimo Cellino sold his remaining stake in Leeds this week
“After discussions with the new owner we have unfortunately been unable to agree a suitable way for us to all move forward together.
“Working at such a huge and historic club as Leeds United has been a true honour and myself and staff put our all into what was an excellent season.
“It was a campaign in which we were set the objective of improving things across the board on the field, in the wake of what have been a difficult few years for the club.
“I believe that we managed not only to considerably improve our results, but I would also like to think we gave the loyal Leeds United fans and the city of Leeds a team and a club of which they can once again feel proud.
“Hopefully and I’m sure the many foundations we have put in place here can be built upon and it’s my desire to see this amazing club back in the Premier League where it belongs.
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“I would like to tank all of the player who have ben a real privilege to work with ever day, they are on the right track to become very successful and boas the potential to be top players for this club, of that I have no doubt.
"I'd like to thank all the staff at the club. First and foremost, my first-team staff, I am very grateful for the hard work and commitment you put into last season.
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"I also wish to thank the staff at the Academy, Thorp Arch, Elland Road and the matchday personnel at the stadium, who have all made myself and my family feel most welcome.
"I'd like to thank both Massimo Cellino and Andrea Radrizzani. Particular thanks go to Massimo, who helped bring me and my staff to this tremendous football club. I would also like to wish Andrea good luck and success during his tenure as the Leeds United owner.
"Last but most definitely not least, I'd like to give my thanks and express my appreciation to all the supporters. You are amazingly loyal and passionate. The support you have offered me makes me feel immensely proud.
"I will always cherish those amazing atmospheres you created at Elland Road last season and the complete takeovers of opposition grounds, with thousands of you travelling to every game.
"Your unbelievable support is deserving of a place amongst the elite and belongs in the Premier League.
"Finally, I'd like to wish Leeds United and everyone associated with the club a very successful future."