Reported Norwich City target Garry Monk wants Leeds United future sorted

Leeds United boss Garry Monk appears to be heading for the Elland Road exit. Picture: PA

Leeds United boss Garry Monk appears to be heading for the Elland Road exit. Picture: PA - Credit: PA

Garry Monk wants his Leeds future sorted after missing out on the Championship play-offs.

The Whites' head coach has been heavily touted with the Norwich City vacancy and Monk admitted after Saturday's 3-3 draw he is in the dark about whether he will continue next season at Elland Road.

Monk must wait until June for contract talks, with national reports on Sunday suggesting the club's Italian owners will axe the 39-year-old this summer.

Monk's farewell could now come at relegated Wigan this weekend.

'I've got one more game left and I will be focused on that,' he said. 'Like I said in the week, the club have said when they want to speak so I have to respect that and even when that point comes, it will be a case of us both agreeing on the right way to go forward.

'Of course, for me, I know clearly how I would take it forward and take the club forward and the squad forward and the club will have their views as well. That's all to come, that's been said for a number of weeks now. There are really solid foundations now for the club to build upon and take this club forward. We'll see how that happens.'


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Monk is prepared to stay but conceded such uncertainty may hinder Leeds' close season plans.

'It's not up to me,' he said. 'Of course (I would want to continue) but that will be in the discussions that I have when the club are ready and when that comes the club will have their views and I will have mine and we have to come an agreement.

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'But that's all a natural process and when that happens, it will happen. The recruitment, the squad, all of those things - there will be a way of thinking about the summer but that's for me to sit with the club and understand what their views are to go forward and then understanding my views on how I think it should go forward and what's needed to build and what's already been done this season. That will come in these discussions.'

Monk's young squad ran out of steam over the league run in to crash out of the promotion race.

'If we are honest, I think this situation has come too soon for the majority of the group,' he said. 'The disappointment and hurt comes from the play-offs being in our grasp. It is hard for me to be critical of the players, they have given everything this season.'

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