MONK’S ALREADY A MANAGER IN DANGER
IS THIS curtains for Garry Monk? A jubilant corner of Elland Road certainly thought so, serenading their beleaguered boss with a chant of ‘sacked in the morning’. Perversely, though, what happened on the pitch was perhaps the most compelling reason for Massimo Cellino to keep the faith. Leeds were undone not by the inadequacy of their manager but by the superior organisation of their opponents.
The Whites tried. Their shape was right. Defensively, they barely put a foot wrong. But Huddersfield were just that bit sharper, just that bit quicker, just that bit more ruthless.
Why? Because chairman Dean Hoyle chose his manager, backed his vision, and ten months of patient building later, the Terriers know the gameplan inside out.
Leeds don’t have a plan. All they have is a bloke clinging to his job. And until Cellino, or whoever replaces him, changes the triggerhappy culture at Elland Road, that will not change.