Leeds United right to put faith in Monk long term

Leeds United will offer manager Garry Monk a five-year contract, reports The Sun.

What’s the latest?

The future of Monk at Elland Road has been a talking point throughout the Championship season due to the manager’s contract expiring in June.

The former Swansea City boss was given a short-term deal at the beginning of the campaign, and after a shaky start, guided the club to seventh – their best finish since getting relegated from the Premier League 13 years ago.

The Sun claims that Andrea Radrizzani will hand Monk a five-year deal once he buys out Massimo Cellino and becomes sole owner of the club.

Is this the right call?

Absolutely. Leeds have struggled for stability in the past, mainly because of the constant controversy surrounding Cellino.

Under Monk, the Whites began looking like a team that could seriously challenge for Premier League promotion, and at one point this season they seemed destined to secure a playoff spot.

It was only in the closing weeks of the campaign when they slipped out of the top six, relinquishing their position to Fulham, finishing five points behind.

Despite that, Monk is the right man to guide the club forward, particularly if he is given the funds to bring in his transfer targets this summer.