Monk still yet to hold talks with Leeds United about new contract

Garry Monk has delivered an update about his Leeds United future that is unlikely to ease the fans’ fears.

The former Swansea City boss penned a 12-month deal when he was handed the reins at Elland Road last summer.

Perhaps not even the most ardent of Leeds fan would have predicted that Monk would guide the team to a promotion challenge.

That is exactly what has happened, though, as the club reside fourth in the Championship, eight points adrift of the top two.

The club’s chances of earning automatic promotion were boosted at the weekend when the team overcame second-placed Brighton 2-0 on home turf.

Even if they fail t finish in the top two, Leeds have a decent opportunity of climbing back to the elite level via the playoffs, which currently also contain Huddersfield Town, Reading and Sheffield Wednesday.

As expected most fans want Monk to be handed a new deal before the end of the season, and there is uncertainty in the air due to the controversy that constantly surrounds chairman Massimo Cellino.

The 38-year-old manager has been pressed on the subject of contract talks numerous times, but he seems relaxed about the situation.

Monk told talkSPORT:

“I’m really focused on this team and these games coming up. I’m sure there will come a point where the club will want to sit down and talk about the future.

“I have a contract until the end of the season, and I’m sure we’ll discuss my contract. But there’s plenty of time between now and then and I’m focused on the rest of the season.”

 


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