BBC: Garry Monk has the second most dangerous job in English football
By Will Butcher
Leeds have been ranked as the joint-second most dangerous club in English football to manage, with six sackings since 2012.
The BBC carried out a study to judge how strong your job security would be at 95 different sides, including Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.
With the likes of Darko Milanic, Neil Redfearn and Steve Evans all being sacked in recent years, Leeds were joint second with League Two outfit Leyton Orient as the most perilous club to manage.
Managing Charlton Athletic is the riskiest job in English football, with seven managers being sent packing since the start of the 2012-13 season.
Controversial Italian owner Massimo Cellino is the driving force behind Leeds’ lofty spot on the list. There have been seven changes in manager since the start of the former Cagliari owner’s reign as chairman.
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Redfearn has been in charge twice since Cellino bought the Yorkshire giants in 2014, while Uwe Rosler and Dave Hockaday have also worked under the 60-year-old.
However, current manager Garry Monk may find solace in the fact that he is the first manager in the Cellino era that’s been given power to sign his own players.
After a stuttering start to the season, when rumours about his job safety started to surface, Monk is now six months in – already the third longest-serving boss under Cellino.
He is now hoping to consolidate Leeds’ position in the Championship play-offs when they take on league leaders Newcastle on Sunday.
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