Swansea City have sacked former manager and player Garry Monk after a poor run of form has dropped the club down to 15th place in the Premier League.
Former Swans player Monk, 36, because manager of the Welsh side after Brendan Rodgers departure and impressively lead them to an 8th place finish last season but results have since turned sour.
Swansea have only managed to secure one victory in elven games and also failed to win a Premier League match since October 24 against Aston Villa. Huw Jenkins, owner of the club, has "reluctantly" decided to halt Monk's reign at the Liberty Stadium.
Monk developed a legend status at Swansea after a 10-year playing career, but despite the club owner admitting it was a difficult decision to sack the Englishman, it was clearly a call he had to make for the better of the club.
Jenkins: "The decision has been made very reluctantly and with a heavy heart. 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.’’ No further comment will be made at this stage, but we will endeavour to keep our supporters informed of future developments.
Former Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers and ex Manchester United boss David Moyes are among the favourites to succeed Garry Monk at Swansea.
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