Monk appointed new Birmingham City manager, Leeds United fans react

Leeds United fans were once big admirers of Garry Monk given that he led a promotion charge for the Whites in the Championship.

Last season, the Yorkshire club came agonisingly close to securing a playoff spot, but they missed out by a whisker to Fulham in the closing stages of the campaign.

Rather than pen fresh terms at Elland Road, Monk decided to walk away and eventually took up the vacant post at Middlesbrough.

Monk only lasted until Christmas at the Riverside Stadium as he was sacked while the club were in ninth place, three points off the top six.

The former Swansea City boss now has a new gig as he was named as Steve Cotterill’s replacement at St Andrew’s, where a big task awaits as the Midlands outfit reside three points adrift of safety.

At the time of Monk’s exit at Leeds, many supporters were disappointed by the coach’s decision not to sign a new deal, and judging by the reaction to his appointment at Birmingham, some still hold a grudge.

Others, though, are more concerned about their own club.