By Wayne Veysey

5th Mar, 2018 | 8:37am

'Football is mental sometimes', 'Brutal game' - Leeds fans react to announcement from rivals

By Richard Parks

Garry Monk has been appointed the new manager of Birmingham City – and Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to deliver mixed verdicts.

Birmingham announced on their official website on Sunday night that Monk, 38, has agreed a three-and-a-half year contract and will be joined by five members of his backroom staff, including ex-Oxford United boss Pep Clotet.

Monk steered Leeds to seventh place in last season’s Championship – their highest finish since their Premier League days – but walked out last May after he was offered only a short-term deal by owner Andrea Radrizzani.

He was subsequently appointed by Middlesbrough but was sacked before Christmas and has now landed his third Championship job in 10 months.

A section of United supporters have been unable to forgive the former defender for what they regard as a lack of loyalty to the club who provided him with huge terrace support from one of the giants of the second tier and are keen for him to take 22nd place Birmingham down to League One.

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Others on social media claim Leeds would be heading for the Premier League if Monk was still at the helm.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:


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