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Leeds United appoint seventh manager under Massimo Cellino – Twitter reacts

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Leeds United appoint seventh manager under Massimo Cellino – Twitter reacts

Yesterday, Leeds United confirmed the appointment of former Swansea City boss Garry Monk as the club’s latest manager. The 37-year-old signed a one-year rolling contract at Elland Road to replace Steve Evans, who left his position on Tuesday.

Monk takes charge of the Yorkshire outfit following a brief spell away from management, before which he spent 18 months coaching in the Premier League with Swansea – the club at which he spent 10 years as a player.

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This is a huge junction in the career of the young manager, who enjoyed a fruitful spell at the Liberty Stadium before the final few months of his stay. Ultimately, many of the club’s fans were outraged to see one of their own given the sack so quickly.

Nonetheless, Monk will now be tasked with attempting to lead the club back to the top flight of English football for the first time since they were relegated 2004 – a challenge that has beset several big personalities before him.

Indeed, Controversial Italian owner Cellino has been through six different managers since buying Leeds in 2014, with Monk the seventh after Steve Evans’ seven-month spell came to an end earlier this week.

From 77 fixtures in charge at Swansea, Garry Monk savoured victory in 28 games, earning him a win percentage rate of 36.36% – a respectable win ratio for a club battling in the bottom half of the Premier League.

If this is compared to the win rate of his predecessors at Elland Road, he is only narrowly eclipsed by Steve Evans and Brian McDermott, who won recorded a 36.84% and 38.18% win rate, respectively.

If he can bring his proven ability at man-managing players to the Championship, Monk could be the man to achieve success at Leeds after so many years of disappointment for the club’s fans.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the news of Monk’s appointment:

Monk, himself, certainly seems up for the challenge:

Most saw the appointment of the English manager as a positive step – providing he is left to fulfill his role:

Others, however, were less optimistic:

Many recognised the affect Monk could have on the club’s young stars:

Some were left still feeling sorry for poor old Steve Evans:

But, most importantly, several were quick to warn Monk of the club’s expectant supporters:

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