Report: Cellino wants appointment in the coming days as Garry Monk holds talks

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

Leeds could appoint a new manager this week, according to reports.

Leeds owner Massimo CellinoLeeds owner Massimo Cellino

According to the Yorkshire Post, Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino is looking to appoint a new manager in the net few days, with Garry Monk leading the race.

Cellino parted ways with yet another manager on Tuesday, as Steve Evans lost his job after seven months in the job, which was a long-term stint for a manager under Cellino.

Swansea manager Garry MonkFormer Swansea manager Garry Monk

Known as the 'Manager Eater' during his time at Cagliari, Cellino has now let six managers leave Elland Road in just two years, with Leeds having no consistency in the dugout with the Italian calling the shots.

Now on the search for manager number seven, Cellino needs to get this appointment right and stick with him - and an announcement could be coming this week.

Prospective new Leeds owner Massimo Cellino arrives at Vicarage Road before the gameLeeds owner Massimo Cellino

The Yorkshire Post report that Cellino wants to make an appointment in the coming days, with a clear favourite emerging for the job - Garry Monk.

The 37-year-old guided Swansea to an eighth-placed finish in the 2014-15 season, but struggled this past season and was sacked by the Swans in December, bringing an end to over 11 years of service.

Swansea manager Garry MonkEx-Swansea boss Garry Monk

Now, it's claimed that Monk has held talks with Leeds about taking the job, and as one of the top young English managers around, he could be a huge coup for the Whites - and an appointment which should lend itself to a lengthy stint despite Cellino's trigger-happy nature.

With an appointment wanted this week, Leeds could strike a swift deal with Monk, and fans will pray that Cellino finally gets it right this time.

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