Report states how Monk salary will change if he agrees new Leeds contract
By Harry Sykes
Garry Monk is unlikely to be offered a significant pay hike during forthcoming contract talks with Leeds chiefs, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim the 38-year-old cannot expect a big pay rise despite transforming the fortunes of the team during his first season at the helm.
It is said that former Swansea manager Monk is already on a good deal in comparison to other bosses in the second tier, although the newspaper does not explain how much he currently earns or what the average is in the division.
Monk revealed at his weekly media briefing on Thursday that he will sit down with Leeds joint-owner Andrea Radrizzani for talks about a new deal following Sunday’s final match of the season against Wigan Athletic.
“While Leeds are open to offering him more security than a 12-month extension, Monk is already well-paid by Championship standards and unlikely to be offered a substantial pay rise,” report the Yorkshire Evening Post.
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Monk’s position has been the subject of intense debate over the past week after Leeds drew 3-3 against Norwich last Saturday to end their promotion hopes.
Reports have claimed that joint Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani is ready to sack the 38-year-old manager and replace him with someone from overseas.
But Monk explained that he could still be at Elland Road next season and that discussions with the club’s powerbrokers are imminent.
“There has been a lot of speculation about my future and I will sit down with the owners after the Wigan game,” Monk told LUFC TV, as quoted by the official Leeds Twitter account.
???? @GarryMonk “There has been a lot of speculation about my future and I will sit down with the owners after the Wigan game”
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 4, 2017
Monk was appointed on a 12-month contract last summer and has said his current deal is due to expire at the end of the season.
He has the almost universal support of the Leeds fanbase for mounting a strong promotion challenge on a transfer and playing budget dwarfed by most of the club’s play-off rivals, not to mention big-spending clubs who were not even in the mix such as Aston Villa, Derby and Wolves.
The Yorkshire giants will finish in seventh in the Championship this season, after ending their last campaign in 13th in the table.
In other Leeds United news, the deal is all but done for the club to complete the transfer of an experienced Premier League man from West Ham.