Swansea City sack Garry Monk and could have Brendan Rodgers lined up
Swansea part company with Monk after a run of poor results at the Liberty Stadium
December 9th, 2015
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has decided to change personnel after sacking Garry Monk on Wednesday afternoon, with the Welsh club searching for a replacement.
It could be the case that Brendan Rodgers returns to the Premier League, with the Northern Irishman having been one of the most successful managers in the history of the club before leaving for Liverpool three seasons ago.
Rodgers has been installed as the bookmaker favourite and it would appear that Jenkins has made initial contact with his former employee, with the manager having originally taken Swansea into the top flight and stabilised them in the Premier League.
David Moyes and Mark Warburton are the other names that have been linked with the vacant post, with the Scot having done particularly well with Everton before disappointing spells with Manchester United and Real Sociedad.
Swansea City Chairman, Huw Jenkins, confirmed: “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.’’