Monk agrees to Leeds talks; says club must be ‘smart’

Date published: Thursday 4th May 2017 2:58

Garry Monk says he will sit down for contract talks with co-owner Andrea Radrizzani after Leeds’ final Championship game of the season at Wigan on Sunday.

Monk, who is out of contract at the end of the month after signing a one-year rolling deal last summer, has been contacted by Radrizzani and has agreed to meet him and discuss his future.

The former Swansea boss has revealed his preference is to stay at Elland Road, but he did say the club need to be “smart” as they plan for the future.

“This season’s a reminder of what the club can be. The atmosphere on Sat. when the 2nd goal went in – the hair on your neck stood up,” said Monk at his press conference today.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it (the job). Now it’s a case of everyone being smart and understanding the best opportunity for going forward.”

The Whites boss is hoping to finish the season against Wigan with a win so that the club end up with  77 points – enough for a place in the Championship play-offs in previous seasons.

But with Fulham in sixth place, three points ahead and a far superior goal difference, Leeds’ actions at Wigan will be irrelevant, unless Fulham lose at Sheff Weds and there is a 13-goal swing.

Rangers, Norwich and Middlesbrough have been mentioned as potential destinations for Monk, but he confirmed he has had no offers or expressions of interest from any other clubs.

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