By Alex Stevens

Garry Monk is reportedly in talks with Leeds to become the club’s new manager – and Twitter immediately went into meltdown.

Sky Sports reported on Wednesday morning that the Yorkshire giants have opened negotiations with Monk about their vacant manager position.

This came after Leeds released a statement on Tuesday night to confirm that Evans had become the sixth manager axed by Massimo Cellino in his two-year reign as owner.

Monk, who had an 20-month spell in charge of Swansea, was immediately installed the strong odds-on favourite to be the new Leeds manager.

Monk, 37, guided the Swans to top-flight survival, followed by an eighth-placed finish the following season with a record points tally. However, he was sacked last December following a poor run of results that left the club facing a relegation battle.

Leeds fans reacted positively to news that their club were pursuing an emerging manager with a creditable Premier League record, but this was mixed with scepticism about Cellino’s hire-and-fire policy.

Here are some of the messages on Twitter:

In other Leeds news, Newcastle are planning a summer raid of England’s most promising youngsters including the Whites’ most prized asset.