LEEDS COACH SAVES JOB WITH 2-0 WIN
Leeds United appointed current manager Garry Monk this summer but he is fighting to retain the job after just four games.
Leeds could only pick up one point from three games and barely game it past the first round of the Football League featuring against Fleetwood. The former Swansea manager is reported to be losing the confidence bestowed on him rapidly, fuelling the convictions of his critics.
Club owner Massimo Cellino is reported to be having issues with the new coach with his performance in his opening three games, according to David Anderson of the Daily Mirror. The English Championship outfit played League One club Fleetwood, almost losing the game until a goal in the last minute. The game was decided by a penalty shootout and turned out to be a life saver. Next Monk couldn’t do a thing as they were thumped by Queen Park Rangers 3-0 in the first game of the season. The team couldn’t spring any magic despite playing host to Birmingham so they lost 2-1. The only point they have so far in the Championship was gotten when they forced Fulham to a 1-1 draw.
The Daily Mail report say Cellino is most willing to salvage the situation before it becomes embarrassing. Monk has funds to get fresh legs into the team, but to be fair he lost some players too. The report added that had Leeds lost the game, United could have been in the market searching for a replacement before the next game, but the draw at Fulham gave him a lifeline. Monk finally saved his job when he supervised the 2-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday. The scare is not over as they play Luton Town in the second round of the EFL Cup. They play hosts to Huddersfield in the West Yorkshire derby as well.