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Former Leeds United man backs Monk to guide them to Premier League

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Former Leeds United midfielder Danny Mills believes Garry Monk can guide the Peacocks back to the Premier League for the first time since their relegation in 2004, if the former Swansea boss is given time at Elland Road.

Monk has guided Leeds magnificently so far during his first season in charge of the Yorkshire giants, guiding the club to fifth in the Championship standings and just two points behind third-placed Reading.

That form has seen Leeds become one of the favourites for promotion this season but Massimo Cellino is not known as a patient person, with Monk being the seventh managed appointed by the Italian, and any dip in-form runs the risk of seeing Monk relieved of his duties.

However, speaking to LUTV, Mills stated his belief that Monk should be given time at Elland Road to guide the club back into the top-flight.

“I think he’s done very, very well. I thought at the time at Swansea it was very harsh when he was sacked. He finished eighth in his first full season in the Premier League. He’s a very young manager – I still can’t believe he’s younger than me. Only 37.”

“He speaks very, very well. He has a clear plan and a young squad as well. He’s doing well and I wish him all the best. This club is now relatively stable – or more stable than it has been probably since I was here. If Garry stays here for two or three years at least, he’ll get them back into the promised land of the Premier League.”

Leeds are in uncharted territory in the Championship currently as their highest finish in the second-tier of English football after they earned promotion from League One seven seasons ago was seventh, meaning the squad are not accustomed to the challenges of the play-offs.

Leeds fans…. Do you agree with Danny Mills? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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