New Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk has sent a personal message after his move to Hillsborough was confirmed last week.
The former Birmingham City boss replaces Steve Bruce in the Owls’ dugout, after Steve Bruce controversially left in the summer for Newcastle United, and has sent his thanks to his new fans for the welcome they have given him.
Taking to Twitter, Monk wrote: “Hi guys, it’s been a busy few days. Thank you to everyone for making me feel so welcome👏🏻 I’m looking forward to the challenge & giving my all for the club. Now let’s get to work!! #wawaw.”
Monk was sacked as Birmingham manager in the summer, despite leading the Blues to an impressive 17th place finish in a campaign that included a nine-point deduction in March.
Wednesday currently sit in 11th place after a mixed-bag of a start under Lee Bullen’s temporary leadership, winning three and losing three during their opening six matches.
This weekend sees them come up against Huddersfield Town, who also look set to have a new manager in the dug-out in the form of Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley.
This is what Monk does so well; he wins the fans on side.
It was a huge weapon in Birmingham’s arsenal last season. He arrived at St. Andrew’s with the club in disarray and with close to zero connection with the fans.
Monk changed that. Creating a feel-good spirit at the club for the first time in a long-time and the uproar that came with the decision to sack him says a lot.
That boost in morale is undoubtedly something that they could do with at Hillsborough as well.