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Garry Monk sends message to Leeds fans on Twitter

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Leeds have appointed Garry Monk as their new manager.

Swansea manager Garry MonkFormer Swansea manager Garry Monk

Leeds United today confirmed on their official website that Garry Monk is their new manager, having been appointed on a rolling one-year contract at Elland Road.

The Whites parted ways with Steve Evans on Tuesday, bringing an end to his seven-month spell at Elland Road, and leaving Massimo Cellino to bring in yet another manager.

Swansea manager Garry MonkEx-Swansea manager Garry Monk

The Italian has sacked six managers during his time at Elland Road, and now former Swansea boss Monk becomes his seventh manager in just two years.

Monk, 37, impressed as manager of Swansea City, first keeping them in the Premier League after replacing Michael Laudrup in 2014, and then guided them to eighth place in the Premier League for the 2014/15 season.

Swansea manager Garry MonkFormer Swansea boss Garry Monk

However, Monk struggled a little more this past season, and was let go by Swansea in December with the club hovering around the relegation places.

Still considered to be one of the most highly-rated young English managers around, Monk is a huge coup for Leeds, and if given time under Cellino, he could build something truly special.

After his appointment was confirmed, Monk took to Twitter in order to send a message to Leeds fans, admitting he felt 'honoured' to be named manager of the club, and is setting out to take Leeds back to where they belong - the Premier League.

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