Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino is rapidly losing faith in head coach Garry Monk and is considering whether to sack the former Swansea City boss.

Despite having a full pre-season under his belt, bringing in his own backroom team and being backed in the transfer market, Monk's Leeds have made a poor start to the season.

Leeds lost 3-0 at QPR, while they then needed penalties to get past Fleetwood Town in the EFL Cup. Birmingham City visited Elland Road last weekend and won 2-1, while a last minute Chris Wood goal earned the Whites a 1-1 draw at home to Fulham on Tuesday night in a game the Cottagers dominated in terms of chances.

Now, according to the Daily Mirror, Monk is fighting for his job.

Cellino, it is claimed, was ready to sack Monk before the Whites dug out a victory against Fleetwood and he is losing confidence in the former Swansea boss.


Against Fulham, the team consisted almost entirely of Monk's signings, with Rob Green, Luke Ayling, Kyle Bartley, Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe, Hadi Sacko and Marcus Antonsson all being involved; yet the Cottagers cut the Whites open at will at times.

But Cellino has continued to back Monk, with the head coach bringing in Liam Bridcutt and Pontus Jansson this week, taking the total number of additions to ten this summer.

And the Italian will be aware that sacking the Englishman before he has had time to work with his new players could further anger Whites fans.

Monk could be sweating this weekend though, when Leeds travel to Sheffield Wednesday.