Monk left furious after player awards


Leeds manager Garry Monk was left shocked with some of his first teamers during the season, according to a report.

The Daily Star claim that the 38-year-old was left gobsmacked by some of his players when they demanded to leave the club’s player of the year awards early on 29th April.

It is understood that a number of them were willing to walk out of the awards to go watch the world heavyweight boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Wladimar Klitschko on television.

The report details that some guests had forked out over £100 to be there and Monk was stunned with approach from some of his players.

The player of the year awards took place on the night of their 3-3 home draw against Norwich, which all but ended their play-off hopes in the penultimate game of the season.

Leeds fans will consider that as a low point of the season as it realistically confirmed their promotion chances were over.

The Whites went on to draw with Wigan on the final day and finish the campaign in seventh, but one victory in their remaining eight games saw them slip out of the top-six spots.

Their fans have renewed belief from this season that they can return to the Premier Leauge after their long absence and manager Monk enjoyed a successful first year at Elland Road.

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