Swansea coaching trio depart after Monk sacking

Date published: Thursday 10th December 2015 12:47

Garry Monk: Manager sacked after failing to win since August

Swansea City have confirmed that three members of Garry Monk’s backroom staff have also left the club following the manager’s sacking.

Assistant manager Pep Clotet and first-team coaches James Beattie and Kristian O’Leary have all left the Barclays Premier League club in the wake of Monk’s exit from the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday.

“The club would like to thank Pep, James and Kristian for their service to the club and wish them well for the future,” an official Swansea statement read.

“A statement regarding the management structure for Saturday’s fixture at Manchester City will be confirmed in due course.”

Spaniard Clotet originally joined the Swans as academy consultant in November 2013, and just three months later stepped up to become Monk’s assistant with the first team following the departure of Michael Laudrup.

Clotet, who has coached in Spain and Sweden, was recently linked to the managerial vacancy at Sky Bet Championship club Brentford.

Former England striker Beattie, a former team-mate of Monk’s at Southampton, was appointed first-team coach this summer, with his prime responsibility coaching the club’s forwards.

O’Leary returned to the club in July 2012 following a 15-year playing career at Swansea and was promoted to first-team duties after Monk’s appointment in February 2014.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said in a statement on Wednesday that the club hoped to appoint a replacement for Monk as soon as possible following the end of his 22-month reign.

The 36-year-old was sacked after a run of only one win in 11 league games left Swansea just one point above the relegation zone.

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