Chris Wood believes Garry Monk was one of the best appointments Leeds could have made

Leeds United's Chris Wood

The New Zealand striker is happy to be working under the management of Monk.

Leeds United's Chris WoodLeeds United's Chris Wood

Leeds United fans are being cautiously optimistic this summer after the club appointed Garry Monk and Pep Clotet as their new management team ahead of the 2016-17 season.

The former Swansea pair have Leeds fans excited about a potentially successful campaign in the Championship.

But what about the players?

Leeds United's Chris Wood scores his sides second goalLeeds United's Chris Wood scores his sides second goal

Well one Leeds first-teamer has now been speaking about his early impressions of the new boss.

Chris Wood, who spent the first part of the summer in Papua New Guinea contesting the OFC Nations Cup with New Zealand, spoke to the official Leeds United website today and made it clear he was very happy with the appointment:

Swansea manager Garry Monk

“I think it’s a great appointment for us – it’s probably one of the best we could have hoped for.

“I’m looking forward to working under him because I think he’s going to bring the best out of the side.

“We’ve had a couple of a meetings and we’ve spoken about things.

“He just seems like a guy who knows his stuff, knows what he wants to do, how he wants this club to be run and how we’re going to do that.

“We’re it enjoying it so far and we’re liking what we’re seeing."

Swansea City manager Garry Monk

Monk impressed at Swansea City early on but things turned sour in his second season at the club and he was sacked by the club in December last year after a run of just one win in 11 Premier League games.

Wood, who struggled with niggling injuries last season, still managed to finish his first campaign at Elland Road with 13 goals from 37 games and he will be hoping to add to that tally under his new boss next season.

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