The Leeds boss is backing the club and its fans to stick together this season.
Leeds United boss Garry Monk has been speaking about the club’s passionate fans this week.
The new man at the helm at Elland Road has been embracing the ‘us v them’ culture at Leeds, as he settles into his new job with the Yorkshire club.
He told the Yorkshire Evening Post this week that he hopes the club, including the fans, can go marching on together:
“We’re all in it together.
“We need to use that passion and they need to put passion into the team – support the team right the way through the season.
“At the end of the season we can have the debate about whether it was this or that but until that point it has to be us against every other team, against everyone outside of Leeds United.”
Monk took the job at Leeds this summer, taking over from Steve Evans. He has employed Pep Clotet and James Beattie and the club have made some shrewd transfer moves this summer – even if they have lost Lewis Cook to Bournemouth.
That said, Leeds’ head coach also knows that the club often feel mistreated by the media and looked down on across the football community.
It is this he wants to tap into.
Monk clearly feels that this attitude can help inspire Leeds to fight hard for promotion back to the Premier League in 2016-17.
Leeds fans will no doubt be getting behind the manager this season as the club once again enjoys a summer of renewed hope.