Monk not at immediate risk of Swansea sack – Reports

Date published: Monday 23rd November 2015 10:37

Garry Monk: Former Swansea City manager in Leeds United talks

Garry Monk: Former Swansea City manager in Leeds United talks

Garry Monk’s job as Swansea City manager is reportedly safe for the time being, despite fresh claims he was facing the sack at the Liberty Stadium on Monday.

It has been reported that a board meeting was due to take place on Monday to discuss Monk’s future, but Sky Sports News HQ understands that no such meeting is scheduled.

It is understood, however, that the Swans board ‘remain concerned’ by results this season after Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Bournemouth means the club has now won just one of their last nine matches.

After a bright start to the season, Swansea have taken just 14 points from their opening 13 games to sit 14th in the table – five points clear of Bournemouth in the last relegation place.

But they face a tough run up to the Christmas period that includes games against Liverpool, Leicester, Manchester City and West Ham.

Speculation over Monk’s future is nothing new, with reports last month claiming he’d missed training amid speculation he was facing the sack, while the under-pressure manager also leads the Sack Race, according to leading bookies.

Swansea forward Andre Ayew scored on Saturday and pledged his support for Monk after the game.

Ayew said: “He shows us a lot of support and confidence. We were trying to give it back to him on the pitch. He’s a great manager, we know what he did last season.

“Everything’s going to get back into shape and we just need some time. You need that in football when things are difficult.

“We believe we have great players, a great squad, a great manager and everything will be OK. We just need to keep working hard and don’t give up.”

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