By Amir Mir
Leeds manager Garry Monk has insisted that you cannot put his name in the same sentence as the club’s legendary figure Don Revie.
The 38-year-old has the opportunity to surpass Revie’s win percentage record if the Whites beat Reading on Saturday evening in the Championship.
Elland Road favourite Revie won 395 of his 740 games at the club, earning an impressive win percentage of 53.4 per cent during the 60’s and 70’s.
However, Monk can overtake that record and climb to a win percentage of 54.3 if he can guide his team to a valuable three points against their promotion rivals.
Ahead of that encounter, BBC Sports journalist Adam Pope posted this brilliant response from Monk he was compared with Revie.
“I don’t think you can put me and Don Revie in the same sentence,” said Monk, as posted on Pope’s personal Twitter account.
GM on win ratio close to surpassing legendary manager Don Revie's: "I don't think you can put me & Don Revie in the same sentence." #lufc
— Adam Pope (@apopey) March 30, 2017
Former Premier League manager Monk joined the Yorkshire outfit last summer and it is fair to say he has surpassed expectations at the club.
The Englishmen has guided them to an unexpected promotion run as they now have the chance of finishing in the top six at the end of the season.
At this moment in time, they are eight points ahead of seventh-placed Fulham with eight matches of the season remaining.
The next three matches for Monk could define their season because those nine points could prove to be pivotal in them finishing in the top six.
The Yorkshire giants have not tasted Premier League football in over 13 years, having suffered relegation to League One during their barren run in England’s lower divisions.
In other Leeds news, supporters have hit out at Jaap Stam for making these comments about the club.