Prutton recommends League Two manager to replace Monk at Leeds
By Danny Wright
David Prutton believes that Exeter manager Paul Tisdale would make a good replacement for Garry Monk at the Leeds helm.
The Sky Sports pundit thinks that the League Two side’s boss is a bit of a “left field” shout but still has the right qualities to take charge at Elland Road.
Monk left Leeds last month just two days after Andrea Radrizzani took full control of the Yorkshire club.
The Italian owner has recently confirmed that he will be holding talks with potential candidates this week, and Prutton, 35, thinks Tisdale would make a good appointment.
“I’m trying to think lower down the list with regards to maybe someone a bit younger and a bit left field and what people have done,” said the ex-Leeds midfielder to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
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“I hear very good things about Paul Tisdale.
“He works in a structure, he has got a lot of control at the club that he is at and, while I know he has done that at Exeter City, if you are looking for someone young and hungry and from a coaching standard of a very high calibre …”
Tisdale, 44, has been in charge of Exeter since 2006 and only Arsene Wenger has been at the same club longer than him in the top five English divisions.
He’ll celebrate his 11th year at St. James’s Park later this month and his highlights include achieving back-to-back promotions with the side when he took over while they were in the non-league.
Exeter lost in the play-off final to Blackpool this season as Tisdale aimed to take them back to League One following their relegation in 2011/12.
Prutton spent three years on the books at Elland Road and also enjoyed spells at Southampton and Nottingham Forest during his career.
In other Leeds news, the club have made an emphatic decision on the future of this 27-year-old.