GARRY Monk looks set to be appointed Swansea City boss on a two-year deal this week.
Swansea’s owners are thought to have decided they will put their faith in Monk at a board meeting held last Friday.
And the long-time Swansea skipper, who has led the club to Premier League safety having replaced Michael Laudrup in February, should be confirmed as the Dane’s permanent successor in the next few days.
Swansea’s owners have given little away regarding the managerial situation.
But in his programme notes for this weekend’s game against Southampton, chairman Huw Jenkins praised the job Monk has done.
“Making a managerial change mid-season is always a tough call,” he wrote.
“The challenge of keeping the squad united as one and fully behind the new manager is hard to achieve.
“Garry Monk and his staff may be inexperienced in some people’s eyes, but they have all worked extremely hard to adapt and refocus the whole squad.
“They have helped the team regain belief and confidence which should provide everyone with renewed enthusiasm for next season.
“I’m sure with some hard work in the transfer window, we can build another strong and united squad to start next season with a new level of optimism, and ensure everyone has a positive outlook and remains full of pride in this football club.”