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Leeds United set to axe Garry Monk after failing to make Championship play-offs

REPORTS: Andrea Radrizzani is eyeing a major backroom shake-up as Massimo Cellino's influence wains at Elland Road

Garry Monk is facing the axe at Leeds United in a major backroom shake-up.

Monk has taken a lot of credit for steadying the ship at Elland Road and was given a rousing reception by Leeds fan in their final home game of the season, but the club’s failure to make the play-offs is pushing him towards the exit door.

Garry Monks promotion hopes took a hit away from home

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Garry Monk is set for chop after Leeds missed out on promotion

Leeds co-owner Andrea Radrizzani has brought in Spaniard Ivan Bravo as a special adviser and he will appoint several fellow countrymen in a new backroom team.

And a foreign coach is set to be part of the set-up, with moves about to be made to recruit a new face for the dug-out.

Monk’s contract is up in June, and reports suggest the club will not give him a new deal, despite his impressive effort in charge this campaign.

Garry Monk Leeds

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Monk’s Leeds missed out on the play-offs after 3-3 draw with Norwich

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has been difficult to work for but Garry Monk has achieved it

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Massimo Cellino’s influence at the club is finally starting to wane

Massimo Cellino has still played a major part since the deal to sell half of his stake in the club, but he is set to step back in the coming weeks.

The Italian has waged a running battle with the football authorities and has been seen less and less at Elland Road lately.

However, many fans will be unsettled by the decision to ditch Monk as the ex-Swansea gaffer had provided much needed stability.

Harsh, very harsh.