Leeds boss Monk one of three men in frame to be manager of ambitious English club - reports
By Alex Stevens
Garry Monk is one of three men in the frame to be the new manager of Norwich City, according to a report.
The Mirror claim the Leeds United manager has been shortlisted by new Canaries director of football Stuart Webber to take the club’s vacant dugout post.
It is said that Fleetwood manager Uwe Rosler and Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill are the other two men targeted by Norwich.
Coincidentally, Rosler also has strong Leeds links after managing the club at the start of last season before he was sacked after just 11 games in charge.
Monk has become the first manager of the Massimo Cellino era to last an entire campaign in the dugout after transforming the fortunes of the team this season.
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But Leeds suffered promotion heartache last weekend after a 3-3 draw against Norwich confirmed they will finish in 7th this season and cannot reach the play-offs.
There were subsequent reports that Monk is facing the sack as joint-owner Andrea Radrizzani prepares to take sol control of the club and appoint his own man.
Leeds fans have besieged the Italian sports media tycoon with messages on Twitter urging him to hold on to Monk and hand him a long-term contract.
The 38-year-old’s stock is high and it will not have gone unnoticed by Webber that Leeds will finish the season at least seven points clear of eighth-placed Norwich despite having a transfer and wages budget dwarfed by the 2015-16 Premier League club.
Norwich have spent many seasons in the English top flight in recent years and had the benefit this season of parachute payments.
They are highly ambitious and will given Webber the funds to recruit a leading manager and overhaul the playing staff.
In other Leeds United news, the deal is all but done for the club to complete the transfer of an experienced Premier League man from West Ham.