By Will Butcher
Leeds could be set to announce the end of Garry Monk’s Leeds tenure after ex-England manager Steve McClaren was spotted at Elland Road on Tuesday night.
Monk appeared to have bought himself some time as the Yorkshire giants beat rock-bottom Championship side Blackburn 2-1 with a late winner from Kyle Bartley.
However, pictures of McClaren surfaced on Twitter in the aftermath of the match, igniting rumours that the 55-year-old former England manager could become the eighth manager in three years at Elland Road.
Steve McLaren at ER tonight pic.twitter.com/ooM2ZjNJJG
— Paul Kent (@kenty227) September 13, 2016
Leeds have suffered a poor start to the season that saw them slip into the Championship relegation zone before Tuesday night’s win over Owen Coyle’s men.
The win over fellow strugglers Blackburn lifted Monk’s side to 17th in the table after seven matches but that might not be enough to save the former Swansea manager.
The Times paper edition on Wednesday claims that former Cagliari Cellino owner has “grown tired” of Monk and is ready to make the former Swansea boss the seventh managerial casualty of his controversial three-year tenure.
McClaren brings a wealth of experience with him, after managing the likes of England, Middlesbrough and Wolfsburg during a managerial career that has seen him take charge of a total of 570 professional matches.
The manager has failed to make his mark on the Championship though, after disappointing spells with Derby County and Nottingham Forest, where he lasted just 13 games.
A return to the Championship could be on the cards for McClaren as he may feel he has unfinished business with the second tier of English football.
In other Leeds news, this fan favourite has provided his support for Monk.