Leeds United

Radrizzani veering towards keeping Monk at Leeds


Andrea Radrizzani is minded towards keeping Garry Monk as manager after agreeing to take full control of Leeds United, according to a report.

The Sun claim business tycoon Radrizzani agreed a multi-million pound deal on Monday night to buy Massimo Cellino’s 50 per cent stake in the club.

This will enable Radrizzani to complete a full takeover of the club after initially buying a half-share that was announced at the start of January.

The Sun report that the full takeover need not mean the end of the tenure of Monk, who has completely transformed the fortunes of the club since he was appointed on a one-month rolling contract last July.

There was strong speculation at the weekend that the 38-year-old was facing the sack after failing to secure a place in the end of season play-offs.

Leeds mounted an against-the-odds promotion challenge that put them on course for a top-six finish but a poor finish to the campaign means they cannot climb above seventh in the table.

The Sun claim that Monk’s position is in doubt but the latest situation is that sources close to the club are saying Radrizzani is ready to throw his support behind him by offering a new deal.

The former Swansea manager is the first man in the dugout to complete a full campaign at Leeds since 2014 and has the overwhelming backing of the Leeds United fanbase due to the work he has done this season.

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