Eddie Gray sends this message to Leeds hierarchy regarding Monk's future
By Amir Mir
Eddie Gray has told the Leeds hierarchy that there is “no decision” to make in regards to Garry Monk’s future at the club.
The 38-year-old recently missed out on a play-off spot after dropping valuable points in the Championship in recent weeks.
Monk’s contract at Elland Road runs out in the summer as he is yet to put pen-to-paper on a new deal.
He is set to take charge of the final game of the season when his side travels to Wigan on Sunday afternoon.
Club legend Gray backed Monk to stay on as he believes there is no better person equipped for the job in hand at the Yorkshire club.
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“As far as I’m concerned there’s no decision to make,” said Gray, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that Garry should be here next season. The job he’s done has been good enough to deserve that. I’d hope the talk of a change is just speculation.”
Former Swansea manager Monk joined Leeds in the summer where he got off to a shaky start, failing to win his first three matches.
An away win at Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday got the ball rolling for Monk, who pushed his team into a top six position.
They were on course to finish in the play-off place but a poor set of results in April now means that they will be playing Championship football next term barring a highly unlikely 13-goal swing on the last day of the season.
It has been 13 years since the Elland Road faithful tasted Premier League football, with many thinking their best chance in many years has arrived under Monk.
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