Leeds boss Garry Monk takes to Twitter following advice from Johnny Giles

Swansea manager Garry Monk

The Leeds United boss was pictured with Whites legend Giles during the club's pre-season tour of Ireland.

Swansea manager Garry MonkLeeds boss Monk

Leeds United head coach Garry Monk has taken to Twitter after bumping into Whites legend Johnny Giles on the club's pre-season tour of Ireland.

Monk's men are due to face another of the former midfielder's old clubs in Shamrock Rovers on Saturday.

And after his meeting with two time First Division winner Giles, the former Swansea boss revealed how he was passed on some words of wisdom.

"It was a pleasure to meet Leeds United legend Johnny Giles and listen to his valuable advice on this great club," Monk posted on Twitter, along with a photo of the pair engaged in conversation.

Giles arrived at Elland Road from Manchester United in 1963 and made just shy of 400 appearances for Leeds in a highly successful 12-year spell.

Leeds' Johnny Giles shoots at goalGiles takes a shot


Throughout that time, the 75-year-old won one Second Division title, one League Cup, one FA Cup, one Charity Shield, two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups, and two First Divisions.

After leaving West Yorkshire, Giles moved to West Bromwich Albion and ended his career in at Shamrock Rovers in his native Dublin, via a brief spell in America.

He also player-managed both clubs, as well as the Republic of Ireland national team, before returning to The Hawthorns as full-time boss in 1984.

Johnny Giles - Leeds United in actionGiles in colour

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