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Sky Sports claims Garry Monk is in talks to become next Leeds United manager

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Leeds United are said to be discussing the manager's position with the former Swansea City boss.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

According to Sky Sports sources former Swansea City manager Garry Monk is currently in talks with Leeds United to become their next manager.

It was confirmed earlier this week that Steve Evans would not be in charge at Elland Road next season despite his impressive few months at the helm, guiding the Whites not only clear of the relegation zone but to a 13th place finish in the Championship.

However, that was not ultimately enough to earn Evans a contract extension and it is now being reported that Monk is in discussions to replace the former Rotherham United man at the helm.

Monk has been out of work since being sacked by Swansea back in December after guiding his side to just one win in their previous 11 games.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Despite that dip in form it was still a controversial decision, although the club’s hierarchy were ultimately proved right when his successor Francesco Guidolin inspired a superb second half of the campaign at the Liberty Stadium.

Still, Monk knows how to get out of the second tier and if he does ultimately take over at Leeds he could bring long-term success back to Elland Road after far too long out of the spotlight.

Leeds have some of the most exciting young players in England on their books and Monk could get the very best out of them if given the chance.

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