After leaving Leeds nine days ago Garry Monk seems set to join his new club and reveal the reason why he departed the club. According to reports the deal for Monk (and James Beattie) to join Middlesbrough is to be announced very soon.

This deal was expected as soon as Monk decided Leeds wasn’t for him and left the club last Thursday but many questioned why he would leave for another Championship club given his close success at Leeds United and progress made both on and off the pitch in the last year. He did leave and his statement could have been written by anyone it was so limp. Fans quickly jumped on Monk for his decision and are unhappy with the way in which he left, after saying he was here for the long-term. More money awaits at Boro, no doubt about it but success isn’t a right because you have parachute payments and a decent squad and Monk will have a tough job at Boro.

Aitor Karanka was sacked by Boro a few month back and Steve Agnew has been taking the side since. Despite wanting to continue this season Agnew won’t and it seems Garry Monk has got his job. As expected Leeds fans are disgruntled with this as it makes it very clear he has left for money and doesn’t see that Leeds could be successful in the next few years. Leeds were expected to be chasing Aitor Karanka but Pep Clotet has become the firm favourite at the bookies despite the Spanish assistant manager tweeting from Italy on his holidays. Monk and Beattie are expected to be announced in the coming days.

 

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Born in Gibraltar, raised in Scotland from a very young age. Been a huge fan of Leeds United since I could walk and talk, thanks to my Dad, the English half of me. After a few years in Australia I moved to Leeds, the trips from Scotland down to the city a few times a season didn't cut it. Love the city. Love the people, and the 12 hour round trip to Elland Road is about a 20 minute round trip. Love writing about the club, the more I write the more I feel comfortable doing it. As long as it's enjoyable I'll continue to do so, keep looking to step it up and progress as well. Leeds United is more than just a football team for me, as is it with so many others.

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