One of the things that has been playing on the minds of Leeds United fans is the position of Garry Monk in regard to his role at the club.

Monk had been employed by outgoing co-owner Massimo Cellino on a one year contract, a contract that is nearing its end. Fans have been clamouring for Leeds to renew it, such has been the wave of enthusiasm and expectation, as Monk drove Leeds to the very edge of the play-offs before a drop in form scuppered their chances.

Across social media it has been a definite ‘hot topic’, with fans creating an online petition and creating the #SignGarryMonk hashtag that began trending on Twitter.

With times a-changing up at Elland Road, Cellino on the brink of selling up his share to Andrea Radrizzani, it was one of the topics of conversation brought up at Garry Monk’s final presser of the season before this weekend’s Wigan Athletic game.

In a way, these talks are a major no-brainer for the incoming Andrea Radrizzani, incoming in the sense that he’s going to soon become the only decision maker at the club. Monk, who has admitted that Leeds United aren’t what he considers the finished project, has taken a side and turned them into a team and one that the fans on the terraces have become immensely proud of.

Mixed in with the social media hysteria and rumours of Monk being considered for the sack, rumours from the national media that is, is the fact that contact has been made between head coach Monk and soon-to-be full owner Radrizzani.

Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay, in an article in today’s edition, quotes Monk as saying: “I’ve heard a lot of rumours this week but nothing’s been decided yet. I’m still to speak to the club but I’ve had contact from Mr Radrizzani. He wants to sit after the game and discuss all the issues. I’m looking forward to talking to him.”

Monk wants to stay at Elland Road, that is for certain, but his stay comes with certain precursors. Commenting on these Monk said: “Of course, if everything falls into line and all the issues are clarified. If it all fits in with how I feel the club needs to progress then of course that’s the best situation.”

Leeds play Wigan on Sunday with a 12 o’clock kick-off. Whites fans will be hoping that negotiations progress well and that the club avoid a further high noon, having to bring in another head coach at Monk’s expense.


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