Sheffield Wednesday boss declines chance to give advice to Leeds manager Garry Monk

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal met Leeds head coach Garry Monk this week.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos CarvalhalSheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal declined the opportunity to give advice to new rival Garry Monk this week, when the pair shared a studio together for BBC Radio 5 Live.

The duo were guests on the Football League Preview Show on Tuesday evening, and Carvalhal was asked to provide Leeds United head coach Monk with a piece of advice for the coming season, his first in charge of a Championship club.

Swansea manager Garry MonkLeeds manager Garry Monk

The transcript of the exchange is as follows...

Presenter George Riley: "Carlos if you had to give a piece of advice to a rival on reviving a huge traditional football club that has been playing below its level for a lot longer than it would like, what advice would you give to Garry."

Carlos Carvalhal: "I can't give any advice. I can give my testimonial about the club. So we start to put the people together. "With us we started with that. We didn't promise that we would win all the games, we promised to our fans that we would fight a lot to win the games.

"At the same time we try to put our philosophy and a game which the fans recognise that they'll enjoy, on the ticket that they are paying, We didn't start well but we felt a lot of support from our fans, it was amazing."

Carvalhal's recounting of his own experience was his way of answering the question, but in terms of offering advice to Monk, there was none explicitly given.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos CarvalhalSheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal

Garry Monk went onto joke the only advice he was really after, was Carvalhal passing on his team selection for when the two sides play this coming season.

Carvalhal led the Owls to the play-off final in May, where they were beaten by Hull City. Leeds finished outside the top 10, but with seven new signings and a new management team, there is optimism among fans they can challenge for the play-offs.

The two sides meet early in the season at Hillsborough on August 20, before Leeds host Wednesday in February. With the first encounter so close, there is no surprise Carvalhal wanted to give little away.

Swansea manager Garry Monk and assistant manager Josep Clotet (L)Leeds manager Garry Monk and assistant manager Josep Clotet (L)

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