Garry Monk is doing something that has not been accomplished in a significantly long period of time as the English manager is pushing Leicester City to the top 5 spots of the English League Championship.
This is a huge improvement for Leicester City as they finished the previous season of 2015-2016 in the 13th position but with the arrival of Garry Monk and his appointment as the new head coach of Leicester City, has seen the club being consistently positioned in the top spots of the 2nd tier of English football.
Monk took over Leicester City on June 2 of 2016 as he replaced Steve Evans and even though it has not even been 1 year since he has arrived to Elland Road, fans of the club have already taken a liking to the English manager and want to see Garry Monk stay in charge of the club for an extended period of time than what his contract has stated.
The current contract of Garry Monk expires in the summer and for the past few weeks, discussions and rumors have been going on involving what is going to happen with Monk when his contract with Leicester City reaches it’s end and if he is interested in staying beyond what his original deal established. (more…)
Aston Villa captain Micah Richards is set to remain with his club despite numerous links away from the club, reports say.
The defender was believed would exit the side during the window but would now remain beyond the winter window.
Steve Bruce still has him in his plans and he featured the player during the 2-2 draw with Preston North End on Matchday 18. Premier League side West Ham were willing to snap up the veteran. Hull City and Sunderland were also linked to the star last summer but the player decided to remain.
He struggled to get action time during former boss Roberto Di Matteo but seems to have hope with Bruce in charge, possibly why he decided to remain at the club.
Richards still has two years and half on his current deal and it seems the 28-year old hopes for a renewal with time. He only just recovered from a knee injury and would hope Bruce selects him for forthcoming games. (more…)
After 12 years away from top-flight English football Leeds United fans are seriously hoping to get Champions League football and United midfielder Kalvin Phillips is also hopeful.
Phillips won the EFL Young Player of the Month award last month and wants to make even greater exploits in the Premier League The youngster would have been but a boy when Leeds were relegated from the Premier League but it has not stopped him from hoping for a promotion.
“I went to Elland Road for the first time when I was nine years old. I was sat in the top tier and the atmosphere was mad. I just remember thinking ‘imagine of I was out there.’ Making my home debut was a really special day for me and my family, and to score a goal is something that’ll always be in my heart.
“When I walked out for the game, I thought it was mental. It would be a dream come true for me to be in the Premier League with this team,” Phillips disclosed to BBC Sport. (more…)
Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has confirmed that the club are planning to be active during the January transfer window in order to arrest the slide.
Leeds have been slipping down the table since the start of the season. Owner Massimo Cellino has not been able to achieve much success despite several managerial changes. Even thoughRedfearn’s position at the club continues to be under speculation after yet another defeat in the league, he believes that January will provide him with an opportunity to strengthen their squad and improve results.
The club have taken just one point from the last five league matches and the year ended with a 2-0 defeat against Derby County. The immense poor form shown by Leeds United is made even worse by the fact that they have scored only two goals in the last five matches. As a result, they sit just one point above Millwall in the drop zone. The Championship takes a break for a week as the third round of the FA Cup begins with Leeds United travelling to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland.Redfearn will be hoping for victory which would then come as a major confidence boost for the team ahead of the away match against Bolton.
“Perhaps there’s got to be a bit of short-termism here.The boys who are here have been fantastic but they need some help. They need other players to come in, freshen us up and give us a bit of experience. But I’ve had this conversation with Massimo. We’re well aware of it. We need that depth, that competition and real game-changers on the bench. At the moment it’s not the case. In the first half we were quite measured and organised but the goal just before half-time put a different slant on things,” said Redfearn.