Sign him up: Leeds fans on Twitter urge club to imminently seal deal for 37-year-old
By Emma Sanders
Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to urge the club to tie manager Garry Monk down to a new contract.
This came after new joint-owner Andrea Radrizzani admitted extending Monk’s contract was one of his top priorities.
The manager, 37, has overseen a hugely positive transformation at Leeds and the Championship outfit are now in terrific form and rising up the league table.
Friday evening’s performance against Derby was arguably one of their best of the season and it demonstrated the progression the team has made under Monk’s guidance.
Fans were delighted to hear Radrizzani has intentions of extending Monk’s deal as manager and they have urged the owner to get it done as soon as possible.
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Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
— Ger Cunningham (@GerCun7) January 15, 2017
— Terry O' Brien (@tobtipp) January 15, 2017
— Lewis (@Cawood7L) January 15, 2017
— Michael Graves (@gravesie363) January 15, 2017
With our position in the league, we should be able to attract top players. We should buy smart, it's down to the club to back monk. #LUFC
— Safe Standing LUFC. (@LUFCFA6) January 15, 2017
Been a long time since I felt this optimistic. Monk needs to be given a long term contract now. We Are Going Up #lufc
— Nige (@NigeT60) January 15, 2017
— Josh Hammersley???? (@hamzilla90) January 15, 2017
please could you offer Gary Monk a new contract please #lufc
— Tom (@Tkmcnamara) January 15, 2017
Please sign up Garry Monk and not forgetting the backroom staff! #lufc
— Tom Beattie (@tbeattie9) January 15, 2017
Leeds are eyeing a number of new additions in January but the main target was to secure permanent deals for some of the club’s biggest stars who are currently on loan.
Pablo Hernandez was the first player to complete a permanent deal but Pontus Jansson, Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes and Hadi Sacko could all follow suit in the January transfer window.
The club have also been heavily linked with a move for former Liverpool youngster Sergi Canos as well as Ashley Fletcher and it’s likely Monk will also sign before the end of the month.
In other Leeds news, this Sky Sports pundit hailed Pablo Hernandez for his influence on the squad.