The agent of Garry Monk claims there has been no contact with Leeds United.
Former Swansea boss Garry Monk
The agent of former Swansea City boss Garry Monk has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that there has been no contact from Leeds United.
Monk, 37, was seen as one of the top young English managers around at the start of this past season, having guided Swansea City to an eighth-placed finish for the 2014/15 season.
However, Monk struggled this past season and was sacked in December 2015, bringing an end to over 11 years of serve to Swansea as a player and then as a manager.
Monk has been out of work ever since, but he was today made the new favourite with bookmakers for the Leeds United job, with the Whites announcing that Steve Evans has left the club today.
Ex-Swansea manager Garry Monk
Landing Monk, who is still learning about management at the highest level, would be a huge coup for Leeds, as chairman Massimo Cellino attempts to find a long-term manager at Elland Road, having sacked six managers in just tow years.
Now, Monk's agent Glenn Corcoran has been speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post about the Leeds job, claiming that there has been no contact from the club yet about appointing Monk.
However, he did go on to say that he thinks Monk would be interested in holding talks about the job, as Leeds are a huge club and it would be hard for any out-of-work manager to turn down a move to Elland Road, despite their recent problems under Cellino.
Former Swansea manager Garry Monk
"Not at the moment," said Corcoran when asked if there had been an approach from Leeds. "Obviously it has been widely reported that he is in the betting for it but I think that’s purely because Steve has been sacked and because of speculation. That’s all I can say at the moment. Whether there is any extended interest we’ll have to wait and see but I’ve not contacted Garry and not spoken to him so it’s just speculation."
"I haven’t spoken to Garry so it’s only my opinion but Leeds is a big club and when you are out of work you wouldn’t say no to a club like Leeds. If they are interested in him I am sure he would talk to them but that’s my opinion and he might tell me tonight or tomorrow he has no interest in talking to them. I’m guessing but my guess would be that he would be interested in talking to them if he they were interested in him," he added.
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