This is how Monk Leeds salary compares to his predecessors Evans and Rosler - report
By Alex Stevens
Garry Monk is on a contract that pays him better than his managerial predecessors at Leeds, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim the former Swansea manager is on a deal that is more lucrative than those given to the likes of Steve Evans, Uwe Rosler and Neil Redfearn.
It is said that “Leeds are paying him (Monk) well compared to his predecessors” in a report assessing his contract situation in the light of the takeover on Wednesday by Italian sports media mogul Andrea Radrizzani.
The businessman has bought a 50 per cent stake in the Championship club with the option to buy the remaining 50 per cent owned by Massimo Cellino and take 100 per cent ownership in July.
The change at the top of the club has prompted calls for Monk to be tied to a long-term contract as a reward for transforming the fortunes of the team this season.
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The 37-year-old took over a mediocre squad that limped to a 13th place finish in the second tier last season, firstly under Rosler and then his successor Evans, and has overcome a tricky start to guide them to fifth place in the table at the midpoint and with genuine promotion ambitions.
The Yorkshire Evening Post report that Leeds tied Monk to what they call a “12 month rolling deal” last June, which theoretically ties him for the year ahead and should commit him to the club until January 2018.
But it adds the caveat that Leeds announced the agreement of rolling contracts with two of Monk’s Elland Road predecessors Redfearn and Evans but “what the club actually offered were deals to the end of the season with the option of a second year in charge”.
The trigger-happy Cellino was then free to end the tenures of both manager at the end of their initial spells.