Leeds United: Agent - no approach but Monk would likely be interested in Whites role

HOT FAVOURITE: Former Swansea City manager Garry Monk.
HOT FAVOURITE: Former Swansea City manager Garry Monk.
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GARRY MONK’S agent believes the former Swansea City manager would be interested in speaking to Leeds United about becoming head coach - but has had no personal approach from the Whites.

Monk, 37, is now the long-odds on favourite to succeed outgoing head coach Steve Evans who lost his job on Tuesday evening.

The former Swansea defender and manager is as short as 1-6 to land the role with Leeds firm Sky Bet but his agent Glenn Corcoran expects the picture to become clearer on Wednesday morning.

Asked if he personally had been approached by Leeds, Corcoran told the YEP: “Not at the moment.

“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 would expect anything through Gary to go through me and I will probably catch up with him tomorrow morning because I have obviously seen the press as well.

“But at this stage I don’t know any other details. If there is something more to it then I will get to the bottom of it but I haven’t spoken to Garry for two days.

“But I will find out myself if there has been anything or any calls have gone in or anything has gone through a third party.”

Asked if becoming head coach of Leeds would be an attractive proposition to Monk, Corcoran reasoned: “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.”