Garry Monk insists his focus remains on Leeds United amid Glasgow Rangers links

General View of Ibrox Stadium

The Leeds United boss has been mentioned as a possible successor to Mark Warburton after the former Rangers boss's acrimonious exit from Ibrox last week.

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United manager Garry Monk

Leeds United manager Garry Monk responded in typical fashion to being questioned about the speculation linking him with a move to Glasgow Rangers.

The Daily Mail suggested this week that Monk was a potential candidate to replace Mark Warburton, after the latter's acrimonious departure from Ibrox on Friday.

However, when asked about the reports at press conference on Thursday, the 37-year-old told Radio Yorkshire: "I don't comment on rumours.

"I'm focused on my job here at Leeds United and I'm enjoying my work with these players.

"I'm just fully focused on pushing them and trying to get the best out of them for the remainder of the season."

Having led Leeds to fifth in the Championship in his first season at Elland Road, Monk is unlikely to jump ship right now - not least for a club in Rangers' predicament.

The Scottish giants - who sit third in the Premiership standings, a whole 27 points behind Old Firm rivals Celtic - remain embroiled in a row with Warburton and two of his key staff members, David Weir and Frank McParland, who each refute the club's claims they resigned from their posts.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton (L) and assistant manager David Weir pose after the press conferenceFormer Rangers boss Mark Warburton poses with assistant David Weir

Nevertheless, Monk is yet agree an extension on his contract with the Whites, which is due to expire in June, and may be open to offers.

Former York City defender Graeme Murty remains in temporary charge of Rangers.

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