This Leeds deal has become a daft anomaly - report
By Alex Stevens
Garry Monk’s one-year Leeds contract has become a “daft anomaly”, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post compared the status of the Elland Road manager to his counterpart in the dugout on Saturday, when Leeds overcame Aston Villa 2-0.
The notable Championship triumph was against a team who were relegated from the Premier League last season and were guided by Steve Bruce, who was awarded a five-year contract by Villa in mid-October when he succeeded Roberto Di Matteo.
By contrast, Monk signed a 12-month deal when he took the Leeds reigns in the summer and his contract situation is becoming an increasingly pertinent issue while the team continue to thrive.
Leeds’ win against Villa was their fifth in six Championship matches and continued the rise that has catapulted the team from the lower reaches of the division in recent months.
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The Yorkshire giants are now fourth in the table and travel to second-placed Brighton for their next league match on Friday night.
Villa have been transformed under Bruce, remaining undefeated in their first seven matches under the experienced boss until Saturday’s defeat at Elland Road.
Former Swansea manager Monk, 37, is making waves in an ultra-competitive league which is renowned for not holding prisoners.
However, his contract situation might not be addressed imminently due to the ongoing Leeds takeover talks.
Italian mogul Andrea Radrizzani has revealed that he is in advanced negotiations with current owner Massimo Cellino to take a 50 per cent share in the club.
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