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Rangers links should pressure Leeds United into action over Garry Monk

Leeds manager Garry Monk

Leeds United boss is claimed to be wanted by Rangers.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk before the matchLeeds United manager Garry Monk 

Highly rated manager Garry Monk is reported by The Mail to be a target for Rangers as they seek to fill their vacancy following Mark Warburton's departure.

Luring Monk will be a long shot, with the Leeds boss riding a wave of optimism at Elland Road after leading them into the play-off race.

Yet the links should be a warning to Leeds, a shot across the bows, with Monk's contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Massimo Cellino only chose to hand the manager a one-year deal when he appointed him in the summer, hoping it would be a low risk strategy, but if they cannot renew his contract then it could backfire.

Monk has performed above expectations at Leeds and it is easy to see why a club like Rangers would want him to transform their prospects.

As long as Leeds leave his contract unresolved, they risk losing him - and with no compensation.

This time it is Rangers coming calling, and Monk might not view it as a job he wants, but next time it could be a top Premier League side chasing him.

Without Monk's future secured, Leeds won't have a leg to stand on, and will be back to square one - a scenario they cannot afford. It's time for the Whites to get moving and give him the contract he deserves.

Leeds manager Garry Monk talks to Pontus JanssonLeeds manager Garry Monk talks to Pontus Jansson

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