Neil Redfearn sends warning to Leeds regarding Monk’s future
By Dominic Toner
Neil Redfearn believes that Leeds need to be careful about changing too many things and claims that Garry Monk must be in charge next season.
The 38-year-old is out of contract at the end of the campaign and has revealed that he will sit down with joint-owner Andrea Radrizzani and other officials to discuss his future after their final match against Wigan.
The Whites travel to Wigan on Sunday for the last Championship match of the season and need a very unlikely 14-goal swing to make the play-offs.
Monk’s side have been competing for a top-six finish for the majority of the season, but a late dip in form has seen them miss out on the play-offs.
The Sun reported that the current manager is danger of being sacked as a result and that a foreign manager is being lined up if Radrizzani completes a full takeover of the Yorkshire club.
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Redfearn has urged Leeds to be cautious about making a rash decision and feels that Monk should be allowed to build on this season’s success this year.
“What he’s done Garry is come in and put his ideas into place and it’s been a successful season,” Redfearn told Radio Yorkshire. “So this season will be looked at as a building block, they’ve come a long way but the idea of having a building block is that you build on it.
“What you don’t want to do is change too many things at the top and the consistency needs to be there.”
Leeds have not been in the Premier League since 2004, but Monk restored faith among the club’s supporters of a long-awaited return.
They have been right in the promotion picture and have had a strong core of Chris Wood, Kyle Bartley, Pontus Janssson and Rob Green at the spine of their side.
However, four defeats from seven games in April seriously hampered their chances of making the play-offs.
In other Leeds news, David Prutton has issued a sly dig at the club’s players ahead of their Wigan clash.