Swansea City have parted company with manager Garry Monk.
The 36-year-old had been with the club for over 11 years, first as a defender and then manager since February 2014, when he replaced Michael Laudrup.
Monk had guided the Swans to a highest-ever top-flight finish of eighth in his first full season.
Editor’s Note: Well the writing has been on the wall for sometime in regards to Garry Monk and his employment situation and Huw Jenkins has decided that with the Christmas period coming up it’s time for a change at Swansea City.
After a decent start to the season which included a win at home against Manchester United at the end of August the Swans form has fallen off a cliff since then with them only registering 1 win in 11
Monk’s last game in charge was their 3-0 home defeat to Leicester on Saturday and it seems that result was enough for chairman Huw Jenkins to wield the axe at The Liberty Stadium
The only win they recorded in that 11 game run was a unconvincing win away at Aston Villa and with the form of key players such as Bafetimbi Gomis, Jefferson Montero and Gylfi Sigurdsson nosediving as of late it’s been a worrying time for Swansea as they slip down the table
It was felt that Monk wasn’t the right man to arrest this slump and that some new ideas were needed to be injected into the club, what didn’t help his case was the fact that he rejected help in the form of the addition of a new member to his backroom staff
The question now is who will be his replacement. The front runner seems to be former boss Brendan Rodgers who is currently out of work after his Liverpool departure, will he fancy going back for a second stint. Another name that has been linked with the job is David Moyes but he isn’t really a “Swansea Style” Manager but do they need a change of style. This will be a decision for Huw Jenkins to make
But with the previous incumbent shown the exit door it seems as if Christmas is cancelled in the Monk household for this year at least