By Harry Sykes
Leeds United powerbrokers are weighing up managers from Spain as they prepare to end the reign of Garry Monk, according to a reliable journalist.
The Sun claim the Yorkshire giants are set to axe Monk and replace him with a foreign boss after suffering promotion heartache on Saturday.
It is said that Leeds joint-owner will shake up the coaching team following the team’s failure to make the end-of-season play-offs.
Transfer expert Alan Nixon, who has a column in the Sun newspaper, gave some more detail about Leeds’ plans when he was asked by a supporter on Sunday.
Asked if senior United officials already had someone lined up to replace Monk, Nixon explained on his personal Twitter account that top brass were “discussing Spaniards”.
Nixon added in conversation with the same fan that it was now very doubtful Monk would be in the Leeds dugout next season.
The experienced journalist, who has a solid reputation for breaking stories about Leeds, is expecting major changes behind the scenes following the appointment this week of former Real Madrid man Ivan Bravo to the board of directors.
Leeds drew 3-3 in a thriller against Norwich at Elland Road on Saturday, but will end the campaign in seventh after losing out to Fulham for the final play-offs spot.
Supporters are desperate for Monk, who signed only a 12-month contract when he was appointed as manager last summer, to remain at the helm and have besieged owner Andrea Radrizzani with messages urging him not to sack the 38-year-old.
Leeds’ other co-owner Massimo Cellino has sacked six managers since buying an initial majority stake in the club in January 2014.
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