Garry Monk has taken the role of head coach at relegated Middlesbrough. He resigned as Leeds United manager in May and was announced as the new head coach at the small club in North Yorkshire.
A new stage in my career begins today. I'm going to give my absolute all to make the @Boro family proud of the team. #UTB pic.twitter.com/X0DSODIEdY— Garry Monk (@GarryMonk) June 12, 2017
Leeds United fans had their say on the matter and it makes an interesting read.
Garry Monk looks buzzing at his first Boro press conference pic.twitter.com/V2tukqocfE— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) June 12, 2017
me watching Garry Monk tell Boro all the things he told us pic.twitter.com/ixpIwhJkDN— ☀️ (@laurinaaa_) June 12, 2017
Are you going back to Leeds for Charlie Taylor? You can take him off the washing line now since you hung him out to dry..— Stephen Foster (@stephenfoster81) June 12, 2017
Disappointed that you left Leeds. Thought you would have wanted to build on what had been achieved. We move on as well.— Marie Allen (@Allen43M) June 12, 2017
Garry Monk here, giving his Boro presser— Tommo (@LUFC1992) June 12, 2017
"Great group of lads..." #lufc pic.twitter.com/GLg2o492iL
They weren't all angry replies though. Some Leeds United fans have looked past it all and given Monk their best wishes.
Good luck Gary thanks for last season— Joe Sheehan (@LUFCGOODNEWS) June 12, 2017
Good luck garry. All the best mate.— Ryan Gutteridge (@RyanGutteridge) June 12, 2017
sad to see you leave LUFC I know that there is stuff we dont know about but gotta say it is sad to see ya go bud. good luck at Boro— Stuart Alexander (@cobra1492) June 12, 2017
Nobody knows how his time at Middlesbrough is going to go but only time will tell. With parachute payments adding to a healthy transfer budget, Monk will be looking to strengthen an already relatively strong squad. Safe to say he wont be looking forward to his visit to Elland Road.