Leeds sensation: Monk to be sacked, new manager lined up - report
By Amir Mir
Garry Monk is set to be sensationally sacked by Leeds and replaced by a foreign manager, according to a report.
The Sun claim that the 38-year-old’s failure to help the club earn a play-off spot is to end his reign even though he has transformed the team’s fortunes this season.
Leeds recorded a 3-3 draw against Norwich on Saturday afternoon, which all but ended their chances of finishing in the top six because of Fulham’s superior goal difference.
Co-owner Andrea Radrizzani recently appointed former Real Madrid strategist Ivan Bravo as a special adviser.
It is said the Spaniard will appoint several countrymen in a new backroom team added with a foreign manager in a major shake-up at the club.
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The report details how Radrizzani has pushed fellow owner Massimo Cellino out of the picture since buying a 50 per cent share in January.
Monk’s contract at Elland Road is due to expire in the summer after Cellino offered the Englishman a one-year rolling deal when he arrived at the start of the season.
Despite their failure to secure a top six spot, many have applauded Monk for the job he has done at the club.
He has guided a young team added with some top quality loan additions and helped them challenge for promotion throughout the campaign.
This has seen Monk become a popular figure in Yorkshire as fans will be angry if he were to be sacked.
Many believe, with patience, the highly-rated coach can end Leeds’ 13-year drought and help them make a return to the Premier League in the coming seasons.
In other Leeds news, Adam Virgo has stated who the club need to sign in the summer.