By Wayne Veysey

1st Mar, 2017 | 12:30pm

Garry Monk shares an update on his Leeds future, fans will be worried stiff

By Alex Stevens

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

The manager has transformed the fortunes of the Yorkshire giants since replacing Steve Evans at the helm last June.

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

Supporters have urged Leeds chiefs, including new joint owner Andrea Radrizzani, to tie Monk down to a long-term deal.

But the 37-year-old admitted at his weekly media briefing on Wednesday afternoon that his future at the club beyond this summer remains up in the air.

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“My contract is until the summer, but there is a lot of time between now and the end of the season,” said Monk, as quoted by the Twitter account of Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Lee Sobot. “I haven’t spoken to the club yet. I am very much focussed on the football.”

Despite Monk’s apparent lack of concern about his Leeds job security, fans will be worried stiff at the possibility he could be enticed to another club.

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

Monk took over a team that finished 13th last season and, despite a net profit in the transfer market, has taken the side to unexpected heights.

Leeds are fourth in the Championship with a haul of 61 points and have genuine ambitions of returning to the Premier League after 13 years in the lower leagues.

The club are next in action on Friday night when they travel to Birmingham for a league clash at St Andrews.

In other Leeds transfer news, the club are to pounce and re-sign a 23-year-old after a £10million transfer is all but sealed.

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