Ian Harte backs Leeds senior man following Blackburn triumph
By Will Butcher
Legend Ian Harte has revealed that he is delighted for manager Garry Monk after he masterminded Leeds’ second league win of the season.
The Yorkshire giants saw off Blackburn Rovers’ late surge by scoring an 86th-minute winner through new signing Kyle Bartley, to secure a 2-1 win.
Harte, who played for Leeds between 1996 and 2004, revealed on his personal Twitter account that he was happy for the former Swansea boss, as well as players and fans alike.
— Ian Harte (@ianharte23) September 13, 2016
Leeds had previously taken the lead midway through the first half, after Sporting Lisbon loanee Hadi Sacko produced a superb solo run to reach the byline before pulling back to former Leicester striker Chris Wood to slam the ball home.
The win pushes Leeds into 17th place after languishing in the Championship relegation zone, as well as leaving Blackburn in last place as they continue their search for their first domestic win of the season.
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Manager Monk is coming under increasing pressure early on during his managerial reign at Elland Road, with some reports even claiming that the 37-year-old could be sacked despite the win against Blackburn by controversial owner Massimo Cellino.
The Times paper edition on Wednesday claims that the former Cagliari owner has “grown tired” of Monk and is ready to make the former Swansea boss the seventh managerial casualty of his controversial three-year tenure.
Former left-back Harte made a total of 500 career appearances, with 258 of those coming for the Yorkshire giants as the former fan favourite developed a reputation of being a set-piece specialist.
In other Leeds news, Monk has revealed the two reasons behind Leeds turn in fortunes on Tuesday night.