Rangers eye Leeds boss Monk for vacant managerial position

Scottish giants Rangers have placed Leeds United boss Garry Monk on their short-list for a new manager, The Daily Star reports.

What’s the word?

After the unceremonious departure of Mark Warburton from Rangers last month, the Glasgow outfit are eyeing sweeping changes across the board and are preparing to install a Director of Football at the club. Once that objective is sealed, they’ll then start their search for a new manager.

According to The Daily Star,  Leeds United boss Garry Monk is being discussed as a potential successor to Warburton’s vacant role at the Ibrox and they could secure a swoop as the former Swansea City boss’ contract situation is far from secure.

As well as Monk, former Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett is amongst the contenders but Leeds’ tremendous showing in the Championship this season is likely to put the Peacocks boss at the top of the board.

Could Monk leave?

It’s unlikely to see Monk walking out of Elland Road before the end of the season, with Leeds currently sat fourth in the Championship and having a real chance of promotion, but he confirmed yesterday that his current deal is up at the end of the season.

Should no fresh terms be agreed, Monk could be lured elsewhere and the project at Rangers could be appealing- with the Scottish giants having aspirations of going toe-to-toe with arch-rivals Celtic for honours and pushing for European football.

If he was to stay at Leeds, the Peacocks would be some way off European football, even if they were to be promoted to the Premier League, and it may be too good an opportunity to turn down. However, Monk seems loyal to the job in hand in Yorkshire.