Leeds fans react on Twitter as Garry Monk handed same contract as Steve Evans

By Alex Stevens

Garry Monk was appointed the new Leeds manager on Thursday afternoon – and supporters took to Twitter to give their verdict.

The Yorkshire giants released a statement on their website to reveal that Monk has signed a one-year rolling contract.

This came after Leeds released a statement on Tuesday night to confirm that Steve Evans had become the sixth manager axed by Massimo Cellino in his two-year reign as owner.

Monk, who had an 20-month spell in charge of Swansea, was immediately installed the strong odds-on favourite to be the new Leeds manager and his appointment has been confirmed less than 48 hours later.

Like Evans, Monk has also been handed a rolling contract, prompting further discussion about Cellino’s short-term plans.

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The 37-year-old guided the Swans to top-flight survival, followed by an eighth-placed finish the following season with a record points tally. However, he was sacked last December following a poor run of results that left the club facing a relegation battle.

Leeds fans reacted positively to news that their club were pursuing an emerging manager with a creditable Premier League record, but this was mixed with scepticism about Cellino’s hire-and-fire policy.

Here are some of the messages on Twitter:

In other Leeds news, Newcastle are planning a summer raid of England’s most promising youngsters including the Whites’ most prized asset.