Radrizzani completes buyout of Leeds United

We take a closer look.

Andrea Radrizzani plans to take up an option to extend manager Garry Monk's contract by 12 months after the Italian businessman finally gained complete control of Leeds United on Tuesday.

Monk is now set to sign a 12-month extension under the new ownership.

We were keen to do 3 years deal.We never receive any request from him and his agent. "No regrets, we did our best #mot", Radrizzani tweeted in response to a local journalist.

But who will that next boss be?

It is unclear exactly what direction Monk is planning to go in at the moment.

However, Monk's time at Leeds has come to an end in what was ultimately a heartbreaking season.

Leeds manager Garry Monk is pictured ringside before the WBC International Featherweight title fight between Josh Warrington and Kiko Martinez at First Direct Arena, Leeds, May 13, 2017.

Radrizzani has already made his presence felt at Elland Road by appointing former Real Madrid director of strategy Ivan Bravo and West Ham's former managing director Angus Kinnear to the club's board.

Radrizzani signalled intentions of holding onto Monk, but Sky sources understand that the reason Monk left was because he didn't feel there was an intention to keep him long-term.

However, he failed to lead the side to the Championship play-offs, finishing seventh, five points adrift of sixth-placed Fulham.

Leeds United announce that Andrea Radrizzani is now the sole owner of the club after buying the remaining shares from Massimo Cellino.

And what next for Monk?

"Massimo acquired a club in a hard financial situation but he has created a sound platform for me to take Leeds United forward into a new era".

The Teessiders have been heavily linked with a move to entice the 38-year-old to the Riverside Stadium as they bid for a quick return to the Premier League following on from relegation after just one season back in the top flight.

  • Julie Sanders