Swansea City, Garry Monk

Swansea sack Monk

Swansea City have “reluctantly” dispensed with their manager Garry Monk after a poor run of results has left them fighting relegation.

The Swans have just won one of their last 11 games and the 3-0 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday ultimately was the tipping point for Monk.

On Wednesday, the decision to relieve the 36-year-old of his duties was taken by chairman Huw Jenkins.

“The decision has been made very reluctantly and with a heavy heart,” he said in a statement.

“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.

“We hope to appoint a replacement as soon as possible.”

The frontrunners for the job are Brendan Rodgers, David Moyes and Rangers boss Mark Warburton.

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