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Swansea City to "reflect on Garry Monk's time in charge" before deciding on future

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: April 29, 2014

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins says  there will be talks with Garry Monk over the coming weeks.

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins says there will be talks with Garry Monk over the coming weeks.

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SWANSEA City will hold talks with Garry Monk to "reflect on his time in charge" before deciding whether to make him their full-time manager.

Monk has urged Swansea's owners to clarify whether he will still be at the helm next season as soon as possible having secured the club's Premier League status last weekend.

And Huw Jenkins has indicated that while no decision is likely this week, Monk's fate should be settled before Swansea's season comes to an end at Sunderland in 12 days' time.

"Over the next couple of weeks we are going to talk things through with Garry and reflect on his time in charge," said the Swansea chairman.

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"The decision we are going to make will be a huge decision, and obviously it will be made in the best interests of the club going forward.

"Hopefully it will be a long-term decision that gets the club in the position where we want to be."

Head coach Monk has made it clear that he wants to be named Swansea boss on a permanent basis, having originally been appointed for the "foreseeable future" following Michael Laudrup's sacking in February.

And though it may take a little while to come to a decision, Jenkins admits it will be best for all concerned to get the managerial position sorted.

"We all agree that we would like to get everything sorted and clarified as soon as we can," he added.

A string of Swansea players have come out in support of Monk, who has taken 15 points from 12 league games at the helm to ensure the club will be in the top flight for a fourth successive season.

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  • CroJack  |  April 29 2014, 7:27PM

    Keeping Bony at the Liberty is more important than anything else. I am not worried about Everton, they don't have that kind of money, but I am worried about Arsenal and Chelsea's interest. I am pretty sure Garry will be appointed, but then give him the strong squad, otherwise his managerial career could be over before it even started.

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  • tafia  |  April 29 2014, 5:42PM

    You're allowing emotions to cloud your judgement. No one can deny what GM has achieved however he has only just started his coaching ticket. Bring in an experienced Manager and keep GM on to work alongside him and let him learn the trade, we stayed up, Im not sure how many would be singing his praises if the result went the other way against Villa.

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  • trncjack  |  April 29 2014, 4:25PM

    I would think that most would back him at the moment ,,,its the end of the season,and players are wondering where they will end up during the close season, will they all feel the same when he calls them in and says your on your bike, NOT FORGETTING, that most he will consider his mates, The hard part of managing is just starting Gary , hope you get the job

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  • yankytaff  |  April 29 2014, 12:23PM

    The phrase hopefully it will be a long term decision is very telling, GM is more likley to make a long term commitment to the club than a new manager. Giving GM the job would be a huge huge gamble but I don't believe he would get it if he didn't have the support of the squad, if they support I would too despite the many resevations.

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  • bigphil1959  |  April 29 2014, 11:47AM

    Same here would love to see garry monk get the job.

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  • dim_amser  |  April 29 2014, 10:39AM

    It will be a brave decision by Swansea to appoint a manager with only four months experience as a caretaker manager of a premiership side and who has limited experience as a player in the premiership outside of that gained at Swansea. Gary Monk appears to have the good of the club at heart and hopefully this will give him the ability to build a new team incorporating the new players he'll find to replace the ones that will be moving on at the end of the season.

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  • abertawejack  |  April 29 2014, 10:06AM

    I'm rooting for our Garry here, he's done the business and more under extreme pressure, it can only get better because he' heading the right way. As for him not getting top quality players here, well can we really afford these types, on our budget: Fair play to Huw and the board, they ain't let us down as such yet, they have their fingers well and truly on the button thus far. Just as long we keep our top players I'll be more than happy, especially with the vultures from other clubs hovering. C'mon u SwansssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssYeehaa.

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