m_Monk named permanent Swansea boss on three-year deal

Garry Monk

Garry Monk has signed a three-year contract to become the permanent manager of Swansea City.

Monk has carried out a head coaching stint since Michael Laudrup’s exit from the Liberty Stadium hotseat four months ago.

Although Swansea lost their final home game of the season on Saturday when they were beaten by Southampton striker Rickie Lambert’s scrambled late winner, the 35-year Monk had already masterminded a successful climb away from Premier League relegation danger which has earned him the job.

Monk will be assisted by current coach Josep (Pep) Clotet.

Swans Chairman, Huw Jenkins, stated: “We are delighted to confirm Garry as our new first-team manager.

“As a board of directors we carefully considered our next step because it was a very important decision for our football club. But having gone through that process, we unanimously agreed that the timing was right for Garry to be offered the job on a permanent basis.

“As we look forward to our fourth season in the Premier League, we all agreed that we needed to get back to basics and reinforce the principles that have brought us success in recent years.

“Garry represents all the strong values we hold so dearly as a football club and everyone is looking forward to working with him

“We have all been impressed with his work-rate and commitment since taking over the reins in February and how he adapted in very difficult circumstances to secure the points we needed to remain in the top-flight.

“Garry will work with the current staff to refocus and improve the playing squad over the summer in order to build a strong, competitive team for another big challenge that lies ahead next season.’’

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