Monk addressed the matter yesterday.
He said: "It doesn't bother me.
"You could be in this job for 20 years and people would still be getting linked.
"That's part of football. It happens with players, with managers and even with owners.
"You just get on with the job and for me that means focusing on Stoke City. The only way I can work right now is by focusing on the next game."
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