Finally we have some stability again, Andrea Radrizzani has taken over the football club and we can now concentrate on building on a very positive season under Garry Monk. Radrizzani has today confirmed the club will use the option to sign Monk on a one-year extension on Friday.

The point was made well by Phil Hay yesterday, that losing Monk when his contract runs out next month isn’t an option, so taking up the deal to extend it for one year now so we can start planning, then looking at a long-term deal soon is the way to do it. This was confirmed by Radrizzani today. Monk has made it quite clear he sees this as a long-term project and Andrea Radrizzani would do well to tie him down and start building on the foundations already in place. The Italian owner seems to be switched on when it comes to what fans want, often engaging them on social media and if he was to give Monk the deal than he is off to a very good start.

Garry Monk was recently made favourite for the Boro job after being linked heavily with Norwich City at the back-end of the season. It now seems like he will be staying for certain and it’s a matter of when and not if he signs his new deal in the coming weeks. The news today was certainly positive, stability is something we crave at Leeds United as fans and with Radrizzani at the helm it does seem like a bright future in terms of what he can bring to the club. He needs to put his money into the squad, of that there is no doubt, we can’t do it on loan players again, Monk did wonders with the budget he had.

Radrizzani will want to get that sorted now with a huge pre-season and summer of preparation ahead of the new season to come. For a change this has been done in good time and we don’t have the pressure of scrambling to get things done in time. Radrizzani wasted no time in tying down Leeds’ brightest young player in Ronaldo Vieira. The player today signed a four-and-a-half-year deal to stay at the club until 2021. For more on the story please click the link.

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