Swansea City boss Garry Monk looks to other sports for inspiration

Swansea manager Garry Monk looks on prior to kick-off in the Premier League match against Aston Villa on April 26, 2014
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Swansea manager Garry Monk is taking coaching advice from his rugby counterparts.

Swansea City boss Garry Monk has revealed that he has taken to asking advice from coaches of other sporting disciplines as he looks to progress as a football manager.

The 35-year-old has led the Swans to three wins from five Premier League games so far this campaign, and Monk has revealed that he received advice from counterparts at Pro12 leaders the Ospreys.

"I'm on the Pro Licence, we do visits to different sports and I've already spoken to coaches at the Ospreys and Ryan Jones [now at Bristol], who I've known for many years," Monk is quoted as saying by FourFourTwo.

"The more you can speak to others, the more you can learn. I'm reading books from other sports and you can pick up things on leadership and things like that. You can pick up little details from many sports."

Monk's side also made an impressive start in the League Cup with a 3-0 win over Everton, and the ex-defender has talked up the importance of the competition.

Swansea player Wayne Routledge celebrates with Wilfried Bony after scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at Liberty Stadium on August 30, 2014
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