Garry Monk posts Twitter message amid claims he is fighting for his job
By Alex Stevens
Garry Monk has revealed on Twitter his delight at Leeds’ two new signings just hours after it was reported that he is fighting for his job.
Daily Mirror reporter David Anderson claimed on his personal Twitter account on Thursday night that only a late goal in the club’s EFL Cup win against Fleetwood last week stopped Massimo Cellino from sacking the former Swansea manager after just two games.
The stunning bombshell from the experienced Mirror northern correspondent also states that the Leeds owner is “losing confidence” in Monk just four games into his tenure.
Cellino was ready to sack Monk before Antonsson's late goal against Fleetwood saved them and is losing confidence in the ex-Swans boss.
— David Anderson (@MirrorAnderson) August 18, 2016
Nevertheless, Leeds completed the signings of midfielder Liam Bridcutt from Sunderland and defender Pontus Jansson on loan from Torino this week as Monk continues to be backed in the transfer market.
Monk revealed on Thursday night he is happy with the signings that Leeds have made and has urged the players to keep on improving.
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Happy with the new additions & to build on the positives. The keys to us improving: keep working hard and stick together as a team. #MOT
— Garry Monk (@GarryMonk) August 18, 2016
Monk was only hired this summer following the dismissal of Steve Evans, as Cellino made his latest attempt to hire a manager who can lead a charge into the Premier League.
Leeds lost 3-0 to QPR in their opening Championship opener, and they were trailing 1-0 to League Two Fleetwood before Marcus Antonsson’s 90th minute equaliser.
The Yorkshire giants went on to win that match on penalties, but their bad form has not ended there.
Leeds lost 2-1 to Birmingham in their next Championship match before a last-minute equaliser against Fulham on Tuesday earned them their first league point of the season.
Cellino has become famed for his lack of patience with managers, and Monk is his seventh at the club since his takeover in January 2014.
Despite the owner’s apparent dissatisfaction, Monk has been given the opportunity to be active in the market this summer and as he looks to continue his Elland Road revolution – with the joint goal of returning the Yorkshire giants back to the top flight of football.
Monk has made 10 signings so far, bringing in Luke Ayling, Rob Green, Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes, Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe, Antonsson and Pablo Hernandez in addition to
The most recent signings are Liam Bridcutt and Pontus Jansson who have arrived this week, as Leeds search for a way to fix their early season problems.
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