SACKED! Swansea confirm Garry Monk’s ‘reluctant’ departure

first_imgGetty Images The 3-0 reverse was Swansea’s seventh loss in 15 Premier League games and has left them 15th in the table, just a point above the relegation zone.Monk had been in charge at the Liberty Stadium since February 2014, initially on a temporary basis before being handed the reins permanently in the summer.The 36-year-old led the Swans to an eighth place finish last season with the highest Premier League points tally in the club’s history.But they have been unable to replicate that success this season and a run of just one win in 11 games has now seen Monk depart.Chairman Huw Jenkins took to the club website to explain his decision:“The decision has been made very reluctantly and with a heavy heart.“To find ourselves in our current situation from where we were in the first week of September, and considering the drop of performance levels and run of results over the last three months, it has brought us to this unfortunate decision today.“Garry took on the job 22 months ago with the backing of everyone at the club.“And when you take into account the excellent campaign we had last season when we broke all club records in the Premier League, nobody foresaw the position we would be in at this moment in time.“Bearing that in mind, and the current uncertainty around the club, we felt the situation needed clarity to move forward.“It was not a decision we took lightly, especially given Garry’s history and standing within the club.“And it goes without saying that we wish Garry all the very best for the future and thank him for his tremendous service, not only as a player over the last decade, but also as our manager. He will always have a warm welcome at this football club.” Swansea City has today reluctantly parted company with manager Garry Monk – https://t.co/qtkGlthU9m pic.twitter.com/REhvbDKJkr— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) December 9, 2015 1center_img Garry Monk was sacked yesterday Garry Monk has been sacked as Swansea manager.Monk held talk with the Swans board on Monday following the defeat at home to Leicester at the weekend and was informed of his fate on Wednesday.The Welsh club used Twitter to announce his departure:last_img

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