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Garry Monk’s comments about Leeds target may come as a surprise

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Garry Monk has been appointed as the new Leeds United head coach.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Newly-appointed Leeds United head coach Garry Monk has suggested to The Yorkshire Post that he has not been set a specific target by club chairman Massimo Cellino.

Monk has recently been appointed the new Leeds head coach following the departure of Steve Evans.

The former Swansea City boss will expected by the fans to at least push for the Championship playoffs.

Swansea City Manager Garry Monk

The Englishman himself has said that he wants to guide the West Yorkshire outfit back to the Premier League.

However, Monk has surprisingly claimed that he has not been given specific targets by club chairman Cellino.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk

“We want to achieve promotion to the Premier League and every club in this league will tell you the same but the club that we are and the plan that we need to put in place can hopefully achieve that,” Monk told The Yorkshire Post.

“It’s not to add pressure to us, it’s to embrace it. We’re at a club where if we get it right and we make a few tweaks to certain areas then we can definitely achieve a good season.

“I haven’t been given a total ‘you have to achieve this’ but we all want to achieve that and that’s what I am here for.”

Leeds are one of the biggest clubs of England, but they have not featured in the Premier League since 2004.

The Whites have become also-rans in the Championship for the past few years, but the fans will expect the team to at least make a push for a top-six finish next season.

The current Leeds squad is not good enough to push for the playoffs, but a few good signings in the summer transfer window would help the team’s quest.

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

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