'˜It's not about me' - Leeds boss Garry Monk keeps contract talk details to himself

GARRY MONK will not discuss details of his own Leeds United contract talks, insisting it would be 'selfish' to turn attention on himself amid the club's Championship promotion push.

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:51 am
'IT'S NOT ABOUT ME' - Leeds United boss Gary Monk. . Picture: by Simon Hulme

Head coach Monk has fourth-placed Leeds on course for their best ever finish since relegation from the Premier League in 2004 and in contention for a long-awaited return to the country’s top flight.

But the 38-year-old boss is still only contracted at United until the summer with the club’s fans desperately calling for co-owners Andrea Radrizzani and Massimo Cellino to tie up their head coach on a longer term deal.

Monk, though, was not prepared to discuss the matter at his Thursday afternoon weekly press conference, insisting all of his focus should remain on United’s Championship run-in and immediately speaking Saturday’s Elland Road clash with QPR.

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“I’m not going to talk about that situation, I don’t need to,” said Monk.

“I think it’s selfish if I talk about myself.

“Right now is these players, this football club and them trying to win games, that’s the only bit.

“You guys, I will tell you the first if there’s any news on that side of it but that will obviously be when I have sat down and spoke to the club.

Leeds Unite boss Garry Monk. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

“For me, it’s selfish of me to think about myself. It’s important that I think about my players and my staff and this club.

“We are trying to do that and that’s what’s already started in readiness and in preparation for this game at the weekend.”

Leeds Unite boss Garry Monk. Picture: Bruce Rollinson