Under-pressure Leeds United head coach Garry Monk insists he has been successful at a higher level than the Championship and knows what does and does not work in the game.

The 37-year-old is under the cosh at Elland Road after bringing in eleven new players over the summer, but presiding over a horrific start which has left Leeds inside the relegation zone with four defeats suffered in six games.

Monk's side went down to a 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town on Saturday and Leeds' performance was heavily criticised. The team selected by Monk contained seven players he signed over the summer.

However, at a press conference held this afternoon, the 37-year-old was not in the mood to talk about his own job security, while he insists he knows what works in the game and what does not.

"That [pressure on my position] is the nature of my job, but I don't focus on it. That is the truth", he explained


"I speak to the owner near enough every day. He has been great and very supportive.

"It is not the start to the season that we all wanted – that is obvious."

And Monk insists he is more than qualified for the challenge at Leeds, despite only having managed for 77 games at one club, with a win rate of 36 per cent, before being given the job.

"I have proven in the past that I can be successful and at a higher level than this. You have to believe in what you are doing.

"I have been in football professionally for 20 years – I know what works and what doesn't."

Monk will be hoping for a change of fortunes this Tuesday evening when fellow basement dwellers Blackburn Rovers head to Elland Road to provide the opposition.

The former Swansea boss has yet to lead his side to a home league win this term.