Swansea City have appointed Gary Monk on a permanent basis after the interim manager came in and saved the club from the prospect of relegation. Swansea started the season in a positive manner after having just won the first major trophy in their history. However, results soon became sour for Michael Laudrup, who was sacked a few months ago after a lot of stories about dressing room unrest. Monk was appointed on an interim basis until the end of the season. Even though results have not been spectacular, he has been able to get the club out of relegation trouble.
The 35-year-old is one of the youngest managers in the Premier league. He has now been given a three-year contract by the club. The club have announced that Monk will be assisted by coach Josep Clotet. In the 13 matches he has been the manager, Monk has guided the club to 4 victories. Even though they have suffered six losses during this period, it has been able to see them through to the next Premier league season. Swansea will be well aware of the threat of relegation, which would be a huge dent on the finances.
Even the club finishing bottom of the Premier league will receive £ 60 million, which cannot be sustained in the Championship.
“Garry represents all the strong values we hold so dearly as a football club. Everyone is looking forward to working with him. 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. We have all been impressed with his work-rate and commitment since taking over the reins in February,” said the club chairman Jenkins on the club’s official site.