GARRY Monk has set his sights on becoming Swansea City's long-term boss after facing the media for the first time since the sacking of Michael Laudrup.
The 34-year-old has been installed as Swansea's head coach for the "foreseeable future" according to the club following the exit of Laudrup on Tuesday.
It is unclear at this stage how long that will be, but Monk hopes to be in place in the long term.
The long-serving centre-back has put his playing career on hold for now having been asked to take the reins by Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins.
And he admits he will be happy if he never plays again - because that means will results will have gone Swansea's way.
"It would be nice if I have played my last game because that will mean I have done well as a manager," Monk said.
"I'm not a player-manager. I won't do that because you can't prepare a team properly if you are in it.
"It's well-known at this club that I have always thought about coaching and management. I have been like that since I was a young player.
"Everybody within the club knows that and the board of directors have known that for a long time.
"They have said to many times that I should always be ready to step in, that I need to be prepared.
"What was said between the manager (Laudrup) and the chairman I can't tell you. All I know is that on Tuesday I was asked if I would prepare the team and I said of course.
"I have always been ready to help the club in any way.
"It's hard to put this into words what this means to men, but it's not about me anyway.
"I will do my best for this club, whatever I do, even if it's cleaning the toilets.
"But the focus is not on me, it's on the game."
Monk kicked off his Swansea reign by holding a double training session on Wednesday.
Swansea's players trained once again on Thursday morning before Monk was presented at a packed press conference.
"For me you need somebody who cares about the club and the players in this situation (when a manager has left," Monk added.
"I care about the club, so does Alan Curtis and so do the other staff.
"We will have a talk on Saturday and Curt will be around the players on Saturday and he will have his say. We are all in this together."