By Dominic Toner
Garry Monk’s future at Leeds is unclear ahead of next season – and Sunderland fans have urged the club to make a swoop for the manager as they plan for life without David Moyes .
Sky Sports report that current Sunderland boss Moyes has held discussions with the Black Cats, but his future remains uncertain despite their recent relegation from the Premier League.
Meanwhile, current Leeds manager Monk is reportedly in danger of being sacked by the Yorkshire club.
The 38-year-old it out of contract at Elland Road at the end of the campaign and has revealed that he will hold talks with joint-owner Andrea Radrizzani about his future.
Monk has become a huge favourite at with supporters during his first season at Leeds and his side have narrowly just missed out on the play0offs.
Sunderland fans are seemingly already preparing for life without Moyes and have identified Monk as the perfect replacement.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Would love Gary Monk here #SAFC
— JoeKing (@_kingJoe73) May 4, 2017
Sack him now and it could make all the difference in finding the next manager. Monk and Stam both coming to end of contracts #safc
— Parker (@Parkersafc) May 3, 2017
— Lex (@safc_lex) May 3, 2017
If Leeds sack Monk we should go for him I think #SAFC
— Nathan (@NathFryatt) May 1, 2017
Garry Garry Monk Garry Garry Monk
— The SAFC Bible (@TheSAFCBible6) April 30, 2017
If Garry Monk does leave Leeds, I'd love to see him at #SAFC next season. Has done a great job down there this season.
— Mark Bewick (@markbewick) April 30, 2017
If Gary Monk gets the axe by Leeds surely Sunderland have to considering taking him on!? Promising young coach to rebuild around #SAFC
— Michael Fawcett (@Michaeltf23) April 30, 2017
Sunderland have slumped to relegation from the top-flight and will need some major work if they are to bounce back at the first attempt, something that their rivals Newcastle have done this season.
Monk is the wanted man according to fans and he has proved himself already during his short stay in management.
The ex-defender began his managerial career in the Premier League with Swansea and was dismissed after 77 games for the Welsh club.
He then took on the challenge of Leeds last summer and has taken them so close to the end-of-season play-offs, but his side have fallen just short in the end.
In other Leeds news, Neil Redfearn has sent a message to the club regarding Monk.