The Norwegian also believes Leeds will beat QPR this weekend.
Fulham's Brede Hangeland in action against QPR's Stephane M'Bia
Leeds United start Championship life under new manager Garry Monk this weekend with a trip to Loftus Road on Sunday. They will be taking on former striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s QPR in the game and will hope to get off to a good start in yet another new management era.
One man who certainly believes that Leeds are on to a winner in the appointment of the former Swansea City boss is Norwegian defender Brede Hangeland.
The now retired former Fulham and Crystal Palace centre-back was speaking on Sky Sports News HQ today (05/08/16) about Leeds chances and their managerial appointment:
“If you are a player you want to work with someone like Garry Monk.
“He seems to go about his business exactly the right way. He seems to coach his teams really well and set them up well. Leeds are a sleeping giant, they need someone like him to come in and shore things up and move them in the right direction.”
Not only that, but Hangeland went on to back Leeds to pick up a win in their opening game of the season:
“I think it could be a good match.
“I’m backing Garry Monk to do well. I hope he does well at Leeds and start with a win.”
Perhaps a former Fulham favourite backing a team against QPR should not come as a surprise – but it does highlight the weight of expectation growing at Elland Road.
Leeds have done good business in the transfer window, despite losing a key player in Lewis Cook, and in Monk they have a highly rated manager – expected to bring good times to Elland Road.
It will be interesting to see how they start this weekend.