Garry Monk makes an admission about Leeds United job

Swansea City manager Garry Monk

Garry Monk was appointed the Leeds United head coach last month.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Leeds United head coach Garry Monk has admitted to The Yorkshire Evening Post that he does not have a honeymoon period in his current role.

Monk was appointed the Leeds head coach last month following the departure of Steve Evans.

The former Swansea City boss was handed a one-year rolling contract by the Championship club, as announced on their official website.

The 37-year-old is expected by many to at least enable the West Yorkshire outfit to make a push for the Championship playoffs next season.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Monk has admitted that he is fully aware of what he is expected to do at Elland Road. The former Swansea boss has also conceded that he knows that he does not have a honeymoon period.

“As I see the game, there’s no such thing as a honeymoon period for managers anymore,” Monk told The Yorkshire Evening Post. “Maybe there was once but you don’t expect one now, or you shouldn’t.

“Yeah, it’s tough but that’s the way it is and nobody forces you to be a manager. It’s best to accept the reality and come into a job organised and well-planned so you hit the ground running.

“It’s the only way and I’m happy that I’ve got six weeks (of pre-season) here – much as we’re cramming a lot in.

“My way of thinking’s quite simple: you do your best, put everything you can into the players and you hope it’s successful. I’m more than confident that it will be successful here, more than confident.”

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Monk’s comments highlight his maturity and acceptance that he has to hit the ground running at Leeds.

Management in England, especially in the Premier League and in the Championship, is now focused on instant results.

Leeds are one of the biggest clubs of England, and pressure on Monk will be huge.

Although the Whites have not featured in the Premier League since 2004, fans will expect Monk to make the team competitive enough to challenge for a top-six finish in the Championship next season.

Swansea City Manager Garry Monk

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