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Leeds United assistant was linked with becoming Nottingham Forest coach just two months ago

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

Leeds United should be pleased with their coaching team.

Swansea manager Garry MonkSwansea manager Garry Monk

Leeds United announced the appointment of Garry Monk yesterday, securing the services of the impressive young manager on a one-year contract.

The Yorkshire Evening Post report that he is keen to bring in Pep Clotet as his assistant, who he worked alongside at Swansea City.

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

Securing Clotet would be something of a coup, for it was only two months ago he was linked with taking up a manager's position in the Championship himself.

The Nottingham Post reported that Clotet had emerged as a candidate to become Nottingham Forest manager, a position which is still vacant.

The Mail reported in December how Clotet had earlier rejected the Brentford job, out of loyalty to Monk who was later fired by Swansea.

The Spaniard is a highly rated coach, and it is little wonder Monk has been so keen to bring him to Elland Road with him.

Swansea manager Garry MonkSwansea manager Garry Monk

The pair working together, both potentially Championship bosses in their own right, give Leeds a wealth of knowledge to impart on the players and get the club focused towards challenging for promotion.

Leeds fans have needed reason for optimism after a head coach search which had seemed to be going nowhere. Now they have not only have one head coach, but potentially two, singing from the same hymn sheet. 

Swansea City manager Garry MonkSwansea City manager Garry Monk

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