By Amir Mir
Dennis Wise is hoping Leeds manager Garry Monk “stays” with the club because he believes he can guide them to the Premier League in the near future.
Former Chelsea midfielder Wise was adamant that Monk could end the club’s 13-year absence from the top flight of English football.
The Yorkshire outfit recently missed out on a play-off spot after they dropped points at home to Norwich on Saturday afternoon.
Monk’s contract at Elland Road expires in the summer as many fans would like to see him put pen-to-paper on a new deal.
Speaking to Goals on Sunday, which aired on Sky Sports 1, Wise delivered his verdict on Monk’s future, what he will do at the club and why he will do it.
“Gary will get there with them, all day long,” Wise told Sky Sports. “He’s a very intelligent coach. I hope he stays because I think he has done a fantastic job.”
Monk took the vacant post at Leeds during the summer, with owner Massimo Cellino offering him a one-year rolling contract.
After a slow start to the campaign, performances began picking up as they marched up the table in quick fashion.
They established themselves as a top-six side and were even edging closer to catching the teams in the automatic places.
Along the way, they beat the likes of Aston Villa, Derby, Sheffield Wednesday, Reading and Brighton to stamp their authority on the league.
But, they only managed one win in their last seven matches which all but ended their hopes of finishing in the top six.
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