Date: 2nd June 2016 at 10:19am
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Leeds United have appointed former Swansea City boss Garry Monk as their new head coach on a one-year deal.

The Championship outfit; who finished 13th in the second-tier of English football this season, replaces Steve Evans at Elland Road, who left the club on Tuesday.

Photo: Paul Roberts / Offside.

Photo: Paul Roberts / Offside.

Monk, who featured for the likes of Southampton, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Swansea during his playing career as a defender, was sacked as Swans manager back in December 2015 after 18 months in charge of the Premier League side.

The 37-year-old already becomes the sixth full-time head coach appointed by Leeds owner Massimo Cellino since his arrival back in June 2014.

The Yorkshire outfit have called a news conference for 14:30pm on Thursday in order to present Monk to the media.

Before Monk’s appointment; Leeds had already failed with approaches for Milton Keynes Dons manager Karl Robinson and Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke, both of which turned down the opportunity to head north.

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