Garry Monk To Leeds?
Posted by Sean Walker | Published on June 1, 2016
Leeds United are one of the biggest teams in England, despite not being in the top flight since 2003–04. They have a massive following mainly because of Leeds United’s massive history. Leeds United have won three First Division league titles, one FA Cup and one League Cup. They have also had some outstanding players play for them over the years including Billy Bremner, Peter Lorimer, Johnny Giles and Paul Madeley. Leeds have had some tougher times recently, however, that may change if they are to appoint Garry Monk.
Massimo Cellino, the Leeds United chairman, has in 24 years as a football club owner/president gone through 43 managers. Despite not only keeping Leeds up, Steve Evans got Leeds 13th in the table, yet Cellino yesterday informed Evans that his 12-month rolling contract which has expired would not be renewed.
Garry Monk is currently in talks with the Leeds chairman over the vacant managerial position. Monk has previously only managed Swansea, however during his time at the Swans, Monk led Swansea to gain their highest ever points tally in the Premier League. The Swansea legend managed to beat Arsenal twice and Manchester United three times just to name a few great games Monk had at the Welsh club.
Monk is a young, intelligent manager who needs to back in management after being sacked in December. Monk, in my opinion, was undeservedly sacked at Swansea so he deserves his chance back in management.
The Sky Bet Championship will be very competitive next year with several clubs trying to get into the glorified Premier League, so he will have a tough job on his hands. With, on average, Cellino giving managers just over six months to prove their worth before giving them the chop the job does not get much harder…