My theory is that the new owners didnt offer him the wages near what he has been offered elsewhere. Hes mentioned in a few interviews that players coming here should come for other reasons than just money, so clearly the new owners are fairly money savvy which is understandable considering they said they would slowly increase the investment over time. I feel as though the owners offered him a contract that simply wasnt good enough, hecky wanted more but the owners wouldnt budge, leeds come enquiring about a manager position and he signed the contract with a release claus knowing leeds would buy it out. The new owners are clearly a bit naive as 500k is nothing in todays market. The owners have a lot to learn about running a football club.