By Wayne Veysey

6th Apr, 2017 | 3:18pm

Garry Monk shares update on his Leeds future, fans will be extremely concerned

By Alex Stevens

Garry Monk revealed on Thursday that he has still not opened talks with Leeds chiefs about a new contract.

The manager, who has transformed the fortunes of the Championship big hitters since taking over last summer, gave an update on his situation at his weekly media briefing.

Former Swansea boss Monk was appointed by Leeds last June on a one-year contract that is due to expire at the end of the season.

Supporters have urged the Leeds hierarchy on social media to tie Monk down to a long-term deal and end any doubt about his future.

But Monk delivered a terse update on his situation on Thursday as he explained that his future at the club beyond this summer currently remains up in the air.

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The 38-year-old revealed, as quoted by the personal Twitter account of Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Phil Hay, the club are yet to approach him for talks, or even offer a date for when negotiations could take place.

Stressing that his focus is on Leeds’ remaining six matches of their Championship programme, Monk pointed his interrogators in the direction of the Elland Road hierarchy when asked whether discussions will be delayed until the end of the campaign.

“You’d need to ask the club, I can’t speak for them. I’m focused on football,” he said, as quoted by Hay.

Given these latest comments, fans will be extremely concerned at the possibility he could be enticed to another club, including those in the Premiership.

The former centre-back has made a huge impact at Leeds along with his backroom team of Pep Clotet and James Beattie.

Monk took over the team from Steve Evans last summer after the Yorkshire giants had finished between 13th and 15th in each of their previous Championship campaigns.

Despite having a shoestring budget compared to the likes of Aston Villa and Newcastle, and making a net profit in the transfer market, the manager has taken the side to the verge of the play-offs.

Leeds are fifth in the Championship with a haul of 69 points and have genuine ambitions of returning to the Premier League after 13 years in the lower leagues.

However, the club’s hopes of automatic promotion have all but been extinguished after consecutive defeats against Reading at the Madejski Stadium and Brentford at Griffin Park in the last week.

In other Leeds transfer news, the club have sealed an out-of-window midfielder transfer.

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