Leeds United and New Zealand striker Chris Wood has sent a message to the next manager of Leeds.

The job as manager of the Whites has been available since Garry Monk resigned from his post early last week, and a number of names have already been linked with the vacancy.

Aitor Karanka emerged as the early favourite, but Sky Sports have since reported that despite what the bookmakers are saying, he is not the favourite for the job.

But the Sky Bet Championship’s Golden Boot winner has said that whoever comes in need to carry on from where Garry Monk left off.

As quoted by ClubCall (from Press Association Sport), Wood said: “We’ve got the foundations, and you have to build on it,”

“We can’t be tearing those foundations down just so that we can start new ones. Hopefully the manager that does come in will build on them and bring his own style but keeping the style that we had last season.”

“Of course we were hoping that Monk was going to stay on. It’s unfortunate that he had his reasons after speaking with the owner. It just didn’t come to the fore that he could continue.”

“It’s football, it’s life, we’ve got to move on from it and look to the future and we wish him all the best.”

Wood is currently on international duty with New Zealand. His Kiwi side will face fellow Leeds United teammate Stuart Dallas’ Northern Ireland in a friendly match on Friday as they prepare for the Confederations Cup.

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