Ex-Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk still relaxed after Leeds and Birmingham agent accusations

Former Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk says the truth will eventually come out after what he described as "false and unsubstantiated accusations" about his agent James Featherstone.

Saturday, 9th November 2019, 7:30 am
Garry Monk was appointed Sheffield Wednesday's new manager in September.

Monk, now the manager at Sheffield Wednesday, was sacked by Birmingham City at the end of last season after Blues chief executive Xuandong Ren claimed Featherstone had been used in the club's transfer dealings.

Former Leeds owner Massimo Cellino then said he banned Featherstone from Elland Road during Monk’s tenure at the club during the 2016/17 season.

It was also reported that Boro were investigating deals which were completed under their former boss.

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Monk has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and released a lengthy statement following the accusations in the summer.

Four months on, following his appointment at Wednesday in September, Monk remains relaxed about the situation.

When asked if it was a difficult period, Monk told BBC Sport: "Not really because you know the truth and everyone that's important to you knows the truth.

"The truth will always come out in the end - which it will.

"I have been under obligations from the contractual side of it which mean I can't say too much.

"Everyone that knows me, everyone in football because it's a small family, knows what's what. You have to take some unfair stuff which is quite (difficult), especially for the family to read when they know it's not true, but you have to deal with it.

"Everyone knows what type of person I am. The key is to be a good person and keep your values at the forefront of what you do."