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Swansea Manager Garry Monk Set To Face The Sack

The reports of his imminent departure have seen his odds as the next Premier League manager to leave his post tumble.

The Daily Mirror report that Garry Monk, who took over from Michael Laudrup in February 2014, has left Chairman Huw Jenkins feeling ‘disappointed’ with the club’s results, and ‘unhappy’ with Monk rejecting his offer of help.

Despite leading Swansea to an impressive top-half finish in his first full season, the former club captain is due to be relieved of his duties after just one win in nine games.

In that time, the Swans have a solitary win to their name since September – a 2-1 over fellow strugglers Aston Villa in October. In failing to score in six of those matches, Garry Monk’s side are actually 14th in the Premier League table; albeit due to a superb August.

Despite their poor form, Monk’s sacking would come as a shock to many.

Steve McClaren and Jose Mourinho have run the rule over the Premier League sack race since Tim Sherwood’s departure from Villa. Indeed, even after Swansea’s loss to Norwich at the weekend, Garry Monk was still as high as 12/1 to next leave his post.

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The reports since then have seen his odds slashed to 1/4 to become the next league departure.

The Mirror also claims that:

“It is understood the board want to bring in a director-of-football type figure above Monk, which the 36-year-old rejected because he felt it would have undermined his position. Monk might have survived this snub if he had been able to engineer an upturn.”

Newcastle’s win over Bournemouth sees their boss Steve McClaren drift out to Garry Monk’s former position of 12/1, while Mourinho is now second favourite at 4/1.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

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