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Leeds manager Garry Monk: if you worry about the sack you’ll never take any job

The new manager at Elland Road is unconcerned by the short self-life of his predecessors under the owner, Massimo Cellino

Not long ago Garry Monk was being touted as a possible England manager. It is strange how much can change in a year, a peripatetic period for Monk bookended by Swansea City’s highest league finish and his appointment as the seventh head coach of Leeds United since the spring of 2014.

Swansea City and Leeds form a curious juxtaposition. One has gone from obscurity and the brink of financial ruin to Premier League stability as the other has taken a darker path. Yet Monk, who played an integral role in Swansea’s ascent as a player before being sacked as the club’s manager last season after 11 matches, saw an opportunity at Elland Road where others viewed only trouble.

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