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Leeds set to confirm Monk as new boss

Garry Monk is back in football. Credit: PA

Leeds are expected to unveil former Swansea manager Garry Monk as the club's new head coach on Thursday afternoon.

Monk, 37, is understood to have agreed to become Leeds' seventh boss in just over two years under Italian owner Massimo Cellino.

The club said in a short statement: "Leeds United will be holding a press conference at Elland Road this afternoon (2.30pm, Thursday June 2) to unveil a new key appointment for the club."

Leeds United fan group reveals plans for latest protest

Leeds fans' group Time To Go Massimo plan to park an advertisement van with a huge 'For Sale' sign outside Elland Road in a bid to help owner Massimo Cellino sell the club.

Leeds fans are becoming increasingly disillusioned. Credit: PA

Cellino, 59, charged by the Football Association with breaching regulations surrounding agents on Wednesday, said last week he wished he had never bought the club and reiterated his desire to leave Elland Road.

The group said in a statement:

Time To Go Massimo wish to extend any help we can give to Massimo Cellino in his aim of selling Leeds United Football Club.

To this end, we have ordered from Drive-By Media a 5m x 2.5m 'FOR SALE' advertisement in the manner of a second-hand car advert to be parked outside the East Stand entrance (on Thursday) from 2pm to help him in his endeavour.

'FOR SALE - URGENT. One football club, used to be a great runner but now a project in dire need of restoration after several careless owners. Does not include stadium or training ground and may be liable to court cases. Willing seller, loyal but very fed up fan base. Price negotiable, unlimited potential.'

We hope that this, alongside Massimo's very well placed advertisement in The Times last Friday will hasten any and all enquirers into making an offer, and relieving Massimo of this sad, and lonely part of his life, and we will do all we can to help him return to his family who we are sure miss him dearly.

– Time To Go Massimo group statement


Leeds charged by the FA over Ross McCormack transfer

Leeds have been charged by the Football Association with breaching the governing body's football agent regulations.

Leeds, owner Massimo Cellino and authorised agent Derek Day have all been charged. Credit: PA

The charge alleging misconduct refers to the transfer of Ross McCormack to Fulham in July 2014, the FA said in a statement.

Scottish striker McCormack left Elland Road in a deal worth £11m. Leeds, owner Massimo Cellino and authorised agent Derek Day have all been charged and have until May 20 to respond.

The FA said on its website: "Leeds United have been charged for breaching the FA's football agent regulations. The alleged misconduct relates to the transaction involving the transfer of Ross McCormack from Leeds to Fulham on 8 July 2014."

Leeds forward gets eight match ban for biting

Leeds forward Souleymane Doukara has been banned for eight matches by the Football Association for biting an opponent.

The incident happened early in the second half of the February 23 Sky Bet Championship 1-1 draw with Fulham at Elland Road.

Doukara has been banned for eight matches. Credit: PA

Fulham defender Fernando Amorebieta was the victim of the bite and was booked for his reaction. He was later sent off for a second bookable offence.

A FA statement read: "Souleymane Doukara will serve an eight-match suspension with immediate effect after he was found to have committed an act of violent conduct.

"The Leeds United forward was charged following an incident which occurred in the 54th minute of the game against Fulham on February 23, 2016.

"The breach of FA Rule E3, which the player denied at an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Wednesday, was considered a non-standard case given the seriousness and both unusual and violent nature of the misconduct.

"Mr Doukara was also warned as to his future conduct and fined £5,000."


Leeds just good enough to beat Blackburn

Mirco Antenucci made it four goals in his last three games as his second-half strike helped Leeds to an impressive 2-1 win at Blackburn in the Sky Bet Championship.

An end-to-end first half was tilted in Leeds' favour 11 minutes before the break through Sol Bamba's second goal of the season and Italian striker Antenucci seemed to put the result beyond doubt in the 69th minute by clinically ending a counter attack.

Sol Bamba put Leeds ahead. Credit: PA

Blackburn were given hope in the final minute as Simeon Jackson fired home his first goal for the club but Leeds held on to end the hosts' four game winning run at home in the league.

It means Steve Evans' side have won two on the bounce away from home, and three successive games in the league for the first time this season.

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