Stan Collymore and Trevor Sinclair send messages on Twitter to new Leeds boss Garry Monk

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Garry Monk has been appointed the new manager of Leeds United.

Swansea manager Garry MonkNew Leeds manager Garry Monk

Leeds United confirmed on Thursday afternoon that Garry Monk has been appointed as the club's new manager on a rolling 12-month contract.

The Whites parted company with former boss Steve Evans earlier this week, and owner Massimo Cellino was under huge pressure to get the right man in after a series of poor decisions in the dugout.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Cellino has now sacked six managers in two years at Elland Road, and he's onto manager number seven with Monk, which is quite the coup for Leeds.

The 37-year-old not only kept Swansea in the Premier League in 2014 having replaced Michael Laudrup, but then guided the Swans to an eighth-placed finish in the 2014/15 season.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

However, Monk struggled this past season and was sacked in December, leaving him out of work before taking the Leeds job on Thursday.

Once tipped as a possible future England manager, Monk has received a number of congratulatory messages on Twitter having been named Leeds boss.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Former Premier League ace Stan Collymore said he was delighted for Monk and told him to enjoy the job at such a huge club, whilst BBC pundit Trevor Sinclair hopes Monk can take Leeds back to the Premier League.

Don Hutchison wished Monk luck, whilst Swansea City also congratulated their former defender and manager also wishing him the best of luck at Elland Road.

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