Lewis Cook excited by Garry Monk's appointment at Leeds United

Garry Monk

Garry Monk was appointed as Leeds United manager earlier this month.

Leeds United’s Lewis Cook scores their first goal

Lewis Cook has told Leeds United’s official site that he is hugely excited about the prospect of working with Garry Monk.

Monk was appointed as Leeds boss last week, and his arrival at Elland Road has created optimism around the Yorkshire club.

Monk is a high profile appointment for Leeds, and many were surprised that he took the job with the Whites.

Leeds had previously been turned down by both Karl Robinson and Darrell Clark.

Lewis Cook of Leeds United (L) and Luke Chambers of Ipswich Town in action

Plenty of Leeds players have already spoken out about their delight at Monk’s arrival, and Cook is also looking forward to linking up with the former Swansea City boss.

“I think it’s a great appointment for the club – he’s the right man for the job I think," the central-midfielder said. 

“He’s got a lot of experience managing and playing in the higher leagues. I’m sure he’ll do well.

“It excites you – I know he wants us to score a lot of goals, create a lot of opportunities and play exciting football. It should be fun for us and fun for the fans.

Leeds United's Lewis Cook and Preston North End's Paul Gallacher in action

“I think we’ve got a really good squad at Leeds which should be higher in the table and pushing for promotion.

“Hopefully, with the right guidance and the right attitude, we can push to try and get there.

“We all can’t wait for it all to start again and push for a good season.”

Despite Cook’s positive words, there are still some doubts over the youngster’s future at Elland Road.

Cook has been linked with a host of Premier League sides in recent times, and his contract at the Yorkshire club is starting to come to an end.

Cook has just a year remaining on his current deal at Leeds, and the Yorkshire side’s resolve to keep hold of their prized prospect is likely to be tested this summer.

Wolves' Jordan Graham in action with Leeds United's Lewis Cook

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