David Prutton discusses Monk decision to leave Leeds
By Harvey Byrne
Ex-midfielder David Prutton has said that manager Garry Monk may have left Leeds due to believing the club wouldn’t allow him the time to showcase what he can do.
The 38-year-old boss departed the Yorkshire giants in May after being appointed at the club just last summer.
He had a successful time in charge of Leeds and despite missing out on the play-offs many applauded Monk for the work done as the club achieved a seventh placed finish.
He is now being tipped to become the manager of recently relegated Premier League side Middlesbrough and Prutton has told how Monk has made his decision with the long-term in his mind.
“Garry is still very young, especially in a managerial sense because the ones we revere are the ones that are 10 or 15 years into it and who have got a good body of work,” wrote Prutton in his column for the Yorkshire Evening Post.
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“But he’s obviously found himself in a position where he believes what he wants to do, and thought is he in a position where he is going to have the time to showcase what he can do?
“He believes that Leeds isn’t that. That’s his short-term position which he obviously hopes pays dividends in the long term with him being in a job which he will be a bit more suited to and what he wants it to be.”
Leeds are now on their search for their seventh manager in just three years after Andrea Radrizzani took full control of the club this summer.
The Yorkshire giants will certainly be hoping for more stability with their next appointment as they eye to bring an end to their 13-year wait for Premier League football.
They could also be facing Monk on the Middlesbrough touchline next season and supporters will certainly be eager for Leeds to defeat their former manager.
In other Leeds news, Sky have reported that this Spaniard is not in pole position to join the club.