Hernandez is leaving Eiland Road this summer, putting an end to a five-year stint in Yorkshire, during which he caught the imagination of the Leeds faithful with creativity and playmaking ability in the final third.

 

The veteran midfielder has one more year on his contract at Leeds, but opted to part ways having found it hard to earn regular minutes in the Premier League this season.

 

 

Ex-Leeds star Whelan revealed he can see Hernandez returning to Spain, where he was also claimed to have interest from his home club Castellon in January.

 

Asked where he feels Hernandez will end up next, Whelan said on BBC Radio Leeds following the win over West Brom: “I think Pablo will probably go back home.

 

 

“Yes, [Castellon is his home club and it remains to be seen whether he will go there].”

 

Whelan revealed he expects Hernandez to go into coaching in the future and feels he could potentially return to Leeds to ply his managerial trade in the future.

 

 

“Down the line [I could see him coaching], yes [maybe back here at Leeds].

 

“But then after watching him today [on Sunday] there is a lot more in the tank for him to offer another club, that is for sure.”

 

Hernandez made 175 appearances for Leeds across all competitions scoring 36 goals while setting up 41 and only time will tell whether he will return to Elland Road as the man in charge, should he pursue a career in management.