Garry Monk has revealed to The Guardian that he found the Swansea City managerial job tougher than his current role at Leeds United.
Monk was appointed as the interim player-manager of Swansea in February 2014 following the departure of Michael Laudrup.
The 37-year-old was given a three-year contract by the Welsh outfit in May 2014.
Swansea were expected by many to build on that success during the 2015-16 season, especially as Monk was handed a new three-year deal in the summer of 2015, but the Welsh side struggled for results.
Monk was appointed as the Leeds head coach earlier this summer on a one-year rolling contract following the departure of Steve Evans.
“It was probably more difficult to manage at Swansea than it is being here,” Monk told The Guardian. “I have a refined way of working in terms of what I do and I’m able to do it with a blank canvas.”
Leeds will be aiming to finish in the top six of the Championship next season and stand a chance of getting promoted to the Premier League for the 2017-18 campaign.