Leeds United head coach Garry Monk has batted away questions over whether he is under pressure or not and says his plan is not one which will work overnight.

Before Monk took the Whites to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday it was claimed that Leeds supremo Massimo Cellino is losing confidence in him.

Leeds had lost at QPR, lost against Birmingham City and then grabbed a draw against Fulham.

And the run led to speculation that Monk could be on thin ice with a loss at Hillsborough – but Leeds scored a stunning 2-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday to hand the former Swansea City boss his first victory as Whites boss.

After the match Monk brushed off talk that he is under pressure, stressing that his plan will take time.


The former defender also pointed out he is under contract at Elland Road until next summer and is working with a new squad; Leeds have made ten additions this summer.

"I'm not under any pressure at all, I have a one-year contract", Monk told BBC Radio Leeds.

"My plan is not an overnight plan, we're not miracle workers here.

"We've assembled a brand new squad, we're at the start of something new and you can see with the players how much they believe in it.

"It's a long process. We will have ups and downs, but what's important is that we have time with this group", the former Swansea boss added.

Monk's latest signing, defender Pontus Jansson from Torino, was not included in the matchday squad for the clash against Sheffield Wednesday, but he did travel with the group.