But, identifying two key positions he feels the Yorkshire club need more cover, former Bradford and Everton winger Beagrie thinks more transfer activity is required if they are to maintain their promotion challenge.
Speaking before the game, when asked if they need further additions to the squad, Beagrie told Sky Sports: “Yes, I think so. We said before they need to get players who are going to improve this team – not players who are just going to come and be bit-part players.
“They’ve tried to get the loanees secured long-term or as long as possible, that’s happened to a degree, and I think they’ve identified centre-half has been a problem position if important players get injured, and a centre-forward as cover for [Chris] Wood as well.
“If he goes out of the equation I think promotion hopes do slip slightly.”
Fellow pundit David Prutton also highlighted the significance of head coach Monk being able to continue to take care of football matters without interference from the club’s hierarchy.
The former Leeds midfielder said: “That’s fundamental to the way this club moves forward – that’s got to be maintained, letting him get on with the stuff that goes on within the borders of the white markers on the pitch is exactly what he was brought in for and what he’s good at.
“And leave the business to the people who know how to work businesses and maximise businesses.”
Leeds are currently without a number of first-team players through injury and suspension as they prepare for their next game against Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at Oakwell on January 21.
By following a team through thick and thin, day in day out, watching every game and attending every press conference, a local journalist can often be the font of all knowledge and opinion when it comes to a football club.
Phil Hay, chief football writer for the Yorkshire Evening Post, has been covering Leeds for many years.
Before the match against Derby, Sky Sports caught up with Hay, who gave his views on what the boardroom change may mean for Radrizzani, the club, Monk and Cellino.
Here is the interview in full…
On what to expect from Radrizzani:
“If you look at Radrizzani’s background and his business background, he’s been involved in and pretty much pursued right from the start of his career sports broadcasting and media rights – that is his specialism and his area of expertise.
“He is a very business-minded animal. I think people will hope that, aside from the football aspect of the business here, that commercially he will bring new ideas and new ways of working.
“On the football side, it’s his first taste of football club ownership and I think he knows himself that he has plenty to learn about that and I think, while he won’t be hands-off in the next six months, I think he’ll avoid being front and centre so he can get to grips with that and get a feel for how a club operates and works.”
On relationship with Monk:
“Garry Monk seems very happy – he says he’s been impressed with him. He met with Monk and the squad on Thursday night, also with Monk for dinner on Wednesday evening, and it’s pretty clear already that Radrizzani is very happy with the job Monk is doing.
“There’s definite backing there and no question at all that Monk’s position is any less secure now than it was before the investment.”
On how it will work with co-owner Cellino:
“We’re told that it is a straight 50/50 split and in practice it will work like that – it is a straight division of authority. They will share the decision making – it’s an interesting dynamic and it is not in Cellino’s make-up generally, or hasn’t been in the past, to split authority like this.
“He very much intended at the outset to own 100% of this club but of course he has a Football Association ban pending as well, which potentially starts on February 1 and runs for 18 months.
“That’s significant from the point of view of how it will change things in the boardroom from the additional pressure it might ask of Radrizzani, so it remains to be seen I think that’s a question Radrizzani will answer himself.”
On whether he will bring in extra money to invest in transfer window:
“I don’t think January will change significantly as a result of this deal. I think Garry Monk is very clear on the type of players he wanted, the number of players he wanted and, speaking to him a couple of times since the deal went through, that hasn’t really changed.
“I think he still knows who he wants, I think he still knows the positions that he wants to work in.
“It might help to get those deals done but I don’t we’ll go from a position of no money to a position of a huge amount of money – I think the budget is as it was.”
CHRISTIAN Eriksen’s 89th minute strike gave Tottenham another late Premier League away win as Swansea suffered only a second home defeat of the season.
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CHRISTIAN Eriksen’s late winner moved Tottenham into seventh in the Premier League as Swansea suffered only a second home defeat of the season.
The Danish international fired into the bottom corner from the edge of the box in the 89th minute to ensure Mauricio Pochettino’s team leapfrogged their opponents in the table.
Harry Kane gave the visitors a fourth-minute lead with his 12th goal of the season by heading home Eriksen’s corner.
Swansea – who were dominant for long periods – equalised early in the second half through top scorer Wilfried Bony from close range.
But Garry Monk’s side remain ninth in the table after the late sucker-punch condemned them to back-to-back defeats following last weekend’s 3-1 loss at West Ham.
Spurs have now won all four away games with last-gasp goals this season including two of the last three – against Hull City and Aston Villa most recently.
Kane and Eriksen were again the stand-out performers for the north London outfit, who are now just four points behind the Champions League qualification places.
The former could have had a penalty in the first half when he went down in the box under the challenge from Ashley Williams but referee Robert Madley was unimpressed.
The 21-year-old could have added to his fourth league goal of the season in stoppage time when presented with a run at goal but could not convert.
Eriksen forced a smart save from Swansea’s stand-in keeper Gerhard Tremmel – on his first league start of the season in place of the suspended Lukasz Fabianski – moments before his decisive strike at the Liberty Stadium.
Tottenham – who gave Kyle Walker his first league appearance since March after injury – had made nine changes from their Europa League defeat by Besiktas on Thursday night.
But it was Swansea – who have never beaten Spurs in the Premier League in seven attempts – that made a sloppy start as Kane rose above Angel Rangel six yards out to end their three-game wait for a goal.
But the Welsh side excelled throughout the first half in the pouring rain with Bony – on his 50th Premier League appearance – guilty of passing up several promising openings.
The Tottenham transfer target was foiled by a fine save from Hugo Lloris – on his 100th Spurs outing – and a splendid recovery tackle from former Swansea left-back Ben Davies.
Although the Ivorian found the net just three minutes after the break, following up once his initial effort from Wayne Routledge’s centre had been blocked for his ninth of the season.
Swansea – with ex-Spurs man Gylfi Sigurdsson in their ranks – remained in the ascendancy as Jefferson Montero and substitute Jonjo Shelvey went close before Ki Sung-Yeung flashed a header over the crossbar.
With 12 minutes to go, Kane gave a warning to the Swansea defence when nodding inches wide of the left-hand post from Nabil Bentaleb’s centre.