After fine work as caretaker boss at Liberty Stadium, Garry Monk has earned the chance to manage Swansea City on a permanent basis.
Garry Monk has been handed the full time Swansea City manager job on a three year contract.
The Englishman was appointed caretaker boss in the wake of Michael Laudrup’s sacking, and turned the south Wales side’s form around, securing their top flight status before the campaign was over.
Upon taking the reins on February 4th, Monk immediately led Swansea City to a 3-0 victory over arch rivals Cardiff City, and having played in defence for the team prior to accepting a role as player-coach, it is fair to say that he knows the club inside out.
“We are delighted to confirm Garry as our new first team manager,” said Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins to the official club website.
“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.
“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.”
With his future secured, Monk will now be tasked with building on the fine work Swansea City have performed over the last few years.