Leeds to extend Garry Monk's contract by a further 12 months
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 23/05/17 3:03pm
Leeds are set to exercise an option to extend head coach Garry Monk's contract by a further 12 months, according to Sky sources.
The 38-year-old, whose current contract at Elland Road expires this summer, has been linked in the national press with the vacant managerial positions at Middlesbrough and Sunderland.
Monk revealed following his side's 1-1 draw with Wigan on the final day of the season that he would hold talks with the club's owners over his future, and insisted preparations for next campaign must be well thought out.
"We need a clear plan and we need to build on the foundations and progression made this season," Monk said.
"You have seen this season how competitive the Championship is and it is only going to get tougher, so we have to be ready."
Monk was appointed Leeds boss last summer following the sacking of Steve Evans and enjoyed a positive first campaign at the club.
Leeds had looked on course to secure a place in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs, but no win from their last four matches saw them drop out of contention and ultimately finish in seventh spot.
Monk won 22 of his 46 league matches as Leeds registered their highest finish since the 2010-11 season.