'He's got all the makings of a great' - Danny Mills blown away by Leeds senior man
By Matt Bullin
Former Leeds star Danny Mills has claimed that Garry Monk has the making of a great manager.
Monk took the reins at Elland Road at the start of the season and almost guided them into the play-offs, eventually finishing seventh.
His contract is up in June, after only signing a one year deal last summer, so there has been speculation on whether the club would try to hold onto the 38-year-old as the club gear up for a takeover.
But Mills believes Monk will still be at the Yorkshire giants next term and is in no doubt that he is at the right club.
Speaking to the Daily Star, he said: “Garry was dismissed unfairly from Swansea and he’s come in and done a very good job.
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“He needed to rebuild his career and he’s been great with the media and the players. He’s implemented a style of football that he wants – he’s got all the makings of a great manager.
“Where else would he realistically want to go that would also want Garry Monk? He’s not the finished article and I think he’ll admit that.
“I don’t there are many clubs in the Championship comparable to Leeds in terms of facilities, fans and training ground.”
Monk’s role at Leeds is his second in management after he was sacked by Swansea after just one year in charge.
Mills played more than 100 league and cup games for the Whites between 1999 and 2004.
In other Leeds news, the club has been linked with a move for this £8.5million star.