Steve Evans gives his direct advice to incoming Leeds United boss Garry Monk

Swansea manager Garry Monk

The former Swansea boss is all set to be appointed at Elland Road.

Swansea manager Garry Monk and assistant manager Josep Clotet (L)

Leeds United are expected to announce Garry Monk as their new manager on a 12-month contract this afternoon – with a press conference scheduled for 2.30pm by the Leeds United official Twitter account.

Leeds have been looking for a new boss since the end of the season, or so it seems, with Steve Evans seemingly always on his way out this summer and Massimo Cellino quite openly discussing the job with other potential head coach candidates.

Leeds' manager Steve EvansLeeds' manager Steve Evans

Now Evans has been speaking to Radio Yorkshire this morning and had some frank advice for his incoming replacement when asked:

“Get promotion.

“I think the challenge is there. I am told the support is going to be there, the statement says it is going to be there.

“What was important for me was that a British coach went in, that looks like it’s going to happen.

“What’s important for me is that he has to be strong but he has to deliver winning football for the supporters of Leeds United.”

Evans was sure he could have taken Leeds to promotion this season, at least the play-offs, so will no doubt feel that Monk will have to task himself with the same target.

Swansea manager Garry MonkSwansea manager Garry Monk

The new Leeds United boss has shown considerable promise during his time at Swansea City but when the going got tough he seemed to struggle with his beloved club.

Things are bound to get tough quickly at Elland Road and it will be interesting to see if Monk handles himself as well as Evans did at times last season.

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