Jansson: This is who I want to be manager of Leeds next season
By Matt Bullin
Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson has revealed he wants Garry Monk to sign a new contract this summer and remain as manager next season.
United co-owner Andrea Radrizzani has already stated that there will not be any contract talks with Monk until June.
However Leeds do have the option to keep the 38-year-old on as part of a rolling contract.
The former Swansea manager has been in charge at Elland Road since the start of this season after replacing Steve Evans in the dugout.
Monk looked to have guided his side into the play-offs, only for poor form in recent weeks see them drop out of the top six.
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Jansson too only arrived at Leeds at the beginning of the season, as he was signed on loan from Torino.
When asked whether he felt the club should offer Monk a new contract, Jansson told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “It’s up to the club and up to Garry how they will do it. But I like Garry really much.
“He’s been a big, big part in my career here and he has taken care of me since the first day and he’s been good with me. I really hope that he is going to be coach for Leeds next season, of course.”
The Swede has been a revelation since his arrival and has become one of their key performers and a mainstay of their defence.
The 26-year-old has made 35 league and cup appearances, scoring three goals and assisting three.
Next up for Monk and Jansson is a home match against Norwich as they will look to win their first match in three and move back into the play-off places.
In other Leeds news, Josh Murphy has issued the Whites a stern warning ahead of their clash this Saturday.