Garry Monk discusses his Sheffield Wednesday future as the Championship enters the final stretch

It’s understood that Garry Monk has a rolling contract at Sheffield Wednesday, and it appears that he’s got full back from the club going into the 2020/21 season.

By Joe Crann
Friday, 26th June 2020, 9:53 am

Monk’s first season in charge of Wednesday has been very much a tale of two halves, with the season starting very brightly before a slump following the turn of the year saw the team fall drastically down the table.

Now, as they hope to build on the 1-1 draw with promotion-chasing Nottingham Forest, the Wednesday boss has given the strongest indication yet that he will be taking the team forward after this current campaign.

Read More

Read More
"A kick up the backside" – Wildsmith’s long road to Owls 50

Sign up to our Sheffield Wednesday newsletter

He told The Star, “I don’t really need to talk about, because the chairman has been very supportive to me. We’re talking about the future and going forward.

“I want to win games, I’m very driven, I want to be a success at this club, I want everyone to be a success. I want to move forward with this club, it’s a huge club.

“It’s a brilliant club that’s hugely supported. We let them down in the last period, but the determination from within - from myself and with the support I’ve had from the chairman – I’m determined to make a success of it.

“It might take time, and a little bit of expectations being lowered a little bit. Not in terms of being successful, but in terms of giving the club time to go through this transition.

Garry Monk has discussed his Sheffield Wednesday future. Pic Steve Ellis

“I know as a manager you have to work fast, you have to work quick, you have to get results and you have to be moving forward.

“You can’t promise anything in football, but one thing I can promise is that they’ll be a team to be proud of at the end of this journey.

“A team that every single fan can be proud of. They’ll be committed.”

But for now, the focus is on getting a result against Bristol City this coming Sunday as the Owls look to get some more points on the board and climb up the Championship table, and Monk insists that his future is not important at this point in time.

He added, “My future is the least important thing in this right now. I want to be here, I’m committed, I’m driven, and I work as hard as I can every single day.

“But I also understand as a manager that it’s result driven, and that will always be the way, but I’ve had nothing but support from the chairman and from the club.

“There are decisions that are going on now, and talk of what we’re doing moving forward. I don’t think we’d be doing that if there wasn’t a feeling that we could move this forward and do it together.”

Wednesday face Bristol at 12pm on Sunday in their first televised game since the restart.

More Wednesday news:

Editor's message:

Thank you for reading this story. The dramatic events of 2020 are having a major impact on our advertisers and thus our revenues. The Star is more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription to support our journalism. You can subscribe here for unlimited access to Sheffield news and information online. Every subscription helps us continue providing trusted, local journalism and campaign on your behalf for our city.