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Garry Monk: Plans on Leeds United future to be discussed after Wigan

The beloved manager confirms that talks will be held following the season-ending clash at DW Stadium.

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During a press conference Thursday at Elland Road, Leeds United boss Garry Monk confirmed talks regarding his future will begin after Sunday’s fixture at Wigan Athletic.

This presents an interesting situation for Monk, who signed a rolling one-year deal when he replaced Steve Evans in June. With news yesterday of Andrea Radrizzani set to take full control of the team from Massimo Cellino, hopes have been renewed that Leeds will sign Monk to a long-term deal.

Cellino had a reputation of “squashing watermelons,” keeping his managers on edge and firing them quickly without giving them time to fully implement their system. There is hope that Radrizzani won’t make that same mistake.

Monk, not surprisingly, was hands-off any talk about Radrizzani or Cellino as he has been all season.

And of course, everyone knows just how we feel about Monk and his future with the club.

“Still a lot of disappointment...”

Following the 3-3 draw to Norwich last weekend, the Whites have been all but eliminated from the Championship playoffs. Of course that could change if Fulham drops 14 goals to Sheffield Wednesday this weekend — which isn’t very likely.

Despite that, Monk said “there’s still a lot of hurt and disappointment however on missing out on the play-offs.” No surprise there.


— Three out, one in: Monk confirmed that the Whites will be without the services of Pontus Jansson, Marco Silvestri and Liam Bridcutt but could have Liam Cooper back for Sunday’s finale.

— “Vitally important”: Getting a win over Wigan Sunday won’t put the Whites into the Premiership but Monk said it a win was key. That is likely true for both the supporters and the players themselves.