‘We have always had a good unity and stuck together,’ – Swansea City boss Garry Monk insists his job is safe

first_imgSwansea manager Garry Monk has moved to dismiss further speculation linking him with an exit from the Liberty Stadium.Monk guided Swansea to a record-high eighth-placed finish in the Premier League, but his side are currently on a bad run of form.The Swans, 14th in this year’s Premier League after 12 matches, have won just one of their last eight matches – and just three all season.Recent reports have suggested chairman Huw Jenkins is ready to bring in a more experienced boss.“Look, I’ve got a fantastic relationship with the chairman and he’s very supportive towards me, I’ve said this before,” Monk said, ahead of the return of club football after the international break, where Swansea host Bournemouth.“I am fully aware [of the pressure].“What you learn from management in recent years is that if you’re not getting results, it obviously creates pressure.“I don’t spend my time focussing on that, I focus on trying to put things right, to show your strength of character and how you feel about these situations with the players.“On the football pitch, you try to focus on the things we can improve from and try put that right.”After last season’s on-field success in the 36-year-old’s first full campaign in charge, Jenkins said Monk was the best manager in the South Wales side’s history and later in the summer he was being touted as a potential future England manager.Commenting about his understanding with Swansea and its board of directors, Monk added:“In terms of my relationship with the club and the situation we are in, of course I am well aware of it and things need to improve but the chairman, the fans, the club itself – we have always had a good unity, stuck together and been very supportive.“It gives you great confidence to try and go forward and make sure we progress as a club and a team in the next few games.”last_img

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