Leeds United manager Garry Monk has revealed his task with the Championship side has been much harder than his spell with Swansea City. Monk’s Leeds United side made a shaky start at the beginning of the season, but now a playoff place is on the cards.

Speaking to Wales Online, Monk was asked how he compared his time with Swansea City to Leeds United. Monk said when he arrived at Leeds United there were no foundations at the club unlike when he replaced Michael Laudrup at Swansea City. The Leeds United boss believes he’s had to bring his own ideas to the Elland Road club because he was at the first stage of the development.

“It’s been harder here – no disrespect to those who were here before – but there were no foundations in place. At Swansea you were building on things, but this has been building from scratch. That was part of the appeal, you put down your mark. You can do it cleanly,” said Monk.

Monk arrived at Leeds United last summer after Steve Evans was released at the end of last season. The former Swansea City defender made some important signings in the summer with Pontus Jansson and Kyle Bartley bringing a solid partnership at the back. With the goals from Chris Wood the West Yorkshire side have a good chance of returning to the Premier League.