Photos: Leeds boss favourite Garry Monk winning promotion

Swansea's Garry Monk celebrates with the trophy after gaining promotion to the Premier League after winning the Championship Play-Off Final

Garry Monk's promotion winning experience as a player could prove vital to him.

Swansea's Garry Monk celebrates with the trophy after gaining promotion to the Premier League after winning the Championship Play-Off FinalSwansea's Garry Monk celebrates with the trophy after gaining promotion to the Premier League after winning the Championship Play-Off Final

Leeds United's stop-start manager search may lead some to conclude that the job will be offered to simply whoever wants it, but in reality, owner Massimo Cellino is likely to be a lot more picky.

Having promised a 'special' appointment, he will want to deliver, and to put the club in the best position to succeed.

Bookies favourite Garry Monk is undertaking talks, SkySports report, and there is one key fact which could help him land the job - he has already been promoted from the Championship as a player.

He did this with Swansea City in 2009/10 under Brendan Rodgers, and while doing so as a manager and player are different tasks - there are lessons he can take.

Garry Monk - Swansea City celebrates with the Championship Trophy during the paradeGarry Monk - Swansea City celebrates with the Championship Trophy during the parade

Monk captained the side, and knows what is required to lead a team through a tough 46 game season and earn promotion, dealing with pressure, helping them win top flight status through the play-offs.

He showed he was able to quickly adapt to management at Swansea in his spell there after succeeding Michael Laudrup, and he is regarded as a bright talent who could go far in the game as a boss.

Leeds United Chairman Massimo CellinoLeeds United Chairman Massimo Cellino

A successful spell with Leeds would really stand out on his CV, while even if he was quickly fired, it could be argued this would not reflect on him, rather Massimo Cellino's impatience.

When it comes to convincing the Italian, the fact he has battled his way out of the division should count in his favour and even be a clincher, with Cellino setting his sights high and wanting to take the team into the Premier League.

Swansea manager Garry MonkSwansea manager Garry Monk

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