Date: 2nd March 2017 at 6:49pm
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Garry Monk has yet to be offered a new deal at Leeds United past the one he signed in the summer, keeping him at the club for 12 months according to the latest reports in the Yorkshire Post.

The former Swansea City boss has enjoyed an impressive season at Elland Road which has seen the club fighting for promotion for much of the campaign.

Monk has been linked with the vacant job at Rangers, despite claiming the links were simply rumours, when asked about his future at Leeds, Monk noted:  “I haven’t spoken to the club but to be honest, I’m very much focused on the football and getting my team prepared for Friday. My contract runs to the summer so there’s still a lot of time to speak about that situation.”

Leeds are currently fourth in the Championship, ten points away from the automatic promotion places, although a recent 1-0 win over fellow promotion chasers Sheffield Wednesday means Monk’s team are now eight points clear of seventh place so at the very least look on course to make the play-offs this season.

Other managers have heaped praise on Monk with Neil Warnock and Mick McCarthy both labeling the Elland Road boss ‘the manager of the year.’

Many Leeds fans will be desperate to see the manager, who has finally got the club challenging for promotion back to the Premier League, handed a deal that keeps him at Elland Road long term and allows him to build for the future.

 
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