When, on 25 May 2017, Garry Monk penned his resignation as head coach of Leeds United, everyone concerned with the Whites were in shock. Having guided Leeds to a seventh-place finish on the back of a remarkable season – Monk’s first year in charge – expectation was that the former Swansea player would begin building for 

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News of Garry Monk’s Leeds United departure surprised many on Thursday afternoon and bookmakers were quick to draw up the odds on his successor. With the Yorkshire club’s chequered recent history of managerial appointments, the current pool of unemployed coaches provides a minefield of uncertain options. But here are two candidates sure to stand out 

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Leeds fans have had a bizarre existence the last decade or so. Fans of a certain age will remember taunts of being glory hunters or ‘dirty Leeds’ jibes. The last few years they have been used to pity or humiliation; once giants in English football, now consigned to the lower leagues, bringing 6,000 plus fans 

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According to reports, Leeds United are close to signing Alfonso Pedraza on a loan deal from Villarreal. Villarreal are reportedly going to cut the Spanish youth international’s loan deal short with Lugo in order to facilitate this move. As reported by the Daily Star: “Villarreal winger Alfonso Pedraza is set to join Leeds on loan 

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In official news, Barnsley have signed Leeds United midfielder Alex Mowatt. The 21 year old midfielder signed on a two-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee. As reported by BBC: “Barnsley have signed Leeds United midfielder Alex Mowatt on a two-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Mowatt, 21, came through the academy at Leeds and 

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