Neil Redfearn's response when asked how long he thinks Garry Monk will be at Leeds

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn

A former Leeds United manager has been speaking about a current boss.

Neil Redfearn during his spell at Rotherham

Former Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has been speaking to Radio Yorkshire about new Whites boss Garry Monk.

During the interview – broadcast from 9:40am on Monday 18 July – Redfearn spoke candidly about Monk’s chances of success at Elland Road, explaining the importance of being given time to make his mark on the club.

Former Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn

“Garry needs a bit of stability and a bit of calm,”Redfearn told Radio Yorkshire. “I think if a Leeds United manager can get that period of calm then things will start to develop.”

It may have been a thinly veiled barb at his former employer Massimo Cellino, but the simple fact is even good managers have been given little chance to impress long-term at the club, most notably Redfearn and Steve Evans in recent times.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Both men could make a case for deserving longer at the helm, more so Evans considering the end to the previous campaign. However it is now up to Monk to prove he is the right man for the job.

If he starts well Leeds could be destined for an historic season, and he has what it takes not only to guide them back into the top flight but to inspire them to great success once they get there.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

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