It was not the best news for Leeds United fans to wake up to on a Monday morning, but Sky Bet confirmed that Garry Monk was odds on to become the next manager of recently relegated Middlesbrough.
Garry Monk has been backed into 1/2 this morning for the #boro job. 🔴⚪️
— Sky Bet (@SkyBet) May 22, 2017
And this evening, the same bookmakers confirmed that they were not offering any odds on Garry Monk remaining at Leeds United.
Monk has since said that he is still interested in talks to remain at Leeds United, and confirmed that when the takeover of the club is complete, talks may possibly begin.
Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news that their current boss is favourite to take the reigns at the Riverside:
This Leeds supporter would not be happy if Monk was to leave the club.
— Fran Senior (@Fransenior93) May 22, 2017
This fan tweeted Andrea Radrizzani directly asking him to give Garry Monk a new contract as soon as possible.
— Rob Carr (@robandnetty) May 22, 2017
This Leeds United fan is confident that Garry Monk will stay on as manager at Elland Road.
Patience is key says this one Leeds supporter.
This Whites supporter is feeling uneasy with all the Garry Monk rumours.
Garry Monk 4/9 for the Middlesbrough job with Sky Bet makes me feel very uneasy. Come on #LUFC get him nailed down. 🙏🏻
— Lewis (@LewisLUFC1919) May 22, 2017
Since rumours have surfaced linking Monk to Middlesbrough, Sunderland manager David Moyes, has left the recently relegated club. Monk has been given odds of 10/1 to take over at the Black Cats, and many Sunderland fans are tweeting Garry Monk directly to ask him if he would be interested in moving to Sunderland to become their new manager.