Report: Leeds manager Garry Monk's job already under threat after three competitive games

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

The Whites boss has been in his job for just two-and-a-half months but Massimo Cellino's hammer could already be about to fall.

Leeds United manager Gary Monk

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

According to a report from the Mirror, Leeds United manager Garry Monk's job is already under threat after an inauspicious start to the season.

Monk was appointed as Steve Evans' successor by club owner Massimo Cellino at the start of June to become the seventh permanent manager of the controversial Italian's time in charge at Elland Road.

Since his appointment, positive strides appeared to have been made in pre-season, with Monk bringing in his own coaching staff and revamping the club's playing staff.

Leeds United Chairman Massimo Cellino

However, results have been poor so far this campaign, with the opening-day 3-0 defeat at QPR being followed by the club scrapign through the first round of the League Cup on penalties against Fleetwood Town after a late, late equaliser from Marcus Antonsson.

Then, only Chris Wood's spectacular injury-time leveller earned Monk his first point of the season in a 1-1 draw with Fulham on Wednesday night.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino

The Mirror report that the trigger-happy Cellino was ready to sack the former Swansea manager after that defeat at QPR in his first competitive match in charge, but that the penalty shootout win and Wood's overhead kick have given him a stay of execution for the meantime.

To say that Cellino has previous for cutting managerial reigns short would be an understatement, and this emerging report does not look good at all for Monk.

The paper ends by suggesting that Monk could feel the axe on his neck if the Whites slip to another bad defeat at home to Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday, adding a huge amount of pressure to hat is sure already to be a highly-charged affair.

Leeds United manager Gary Monk

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