Finally some news has come out of the club today that we won’t be waiting until June to learn the fate of Garry Monk. Co-owner Andrea Radrizzani is expected to complete a full takeover of the club in the very near future and it seems he (as are the fans) is very keen to sort out Garry Monk’s future, we can only hope he is as keen to keep him at the club as the fans are.
Monk has had a great season although it ended poor and he deserves a new deal at the club. In my opinion if we retain Monk and back him in the summer we will finish in the play-off places as a minimum. He’s had a season to work out the league and his team, now he needs the chance to push it forward and help it develop. The group needs five or six players maximum to progress after years of signing a whole new squad. He has built the foundations strong both on and off the pitch and Andrea Radrizzani must be able to see this, and hopefully the fact the talks are now imminent will be because he wants to put all speculation to bed.
It’s certainly not nailed on that Monk will get a new deal. The head-coach has said he needs to see what the club are planning as well and we can only hope that both parties can agree on the way forward. Monk needs to be given money to spend, no doubt about that and every indication is that Radrizzani is willing to spend some money to help build on the successful season under the ex-Swansea man.
Adam Pope has said, “I understand that discussion between the club and Garry Monk are set to take place later this week or early next. #lufc”
“The intention is for a quick resolution so that the club can start building and recruiting for next year over the summer. #lufc”
I think the sales for season tickets and general good feeling around the club would be boosted massively with this news and the reign of Andrea Radrizzani would get off to a very good start, something that can’t be understated given the division amongst fans in recent years. Ken Bates, GFH and Massimo Cellino have all had issues with fans and fingers crossed a good start from Andrea Radrizzani kicks off a successful ownership of the football club.