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Swansea City sack Garry Monk

Swansea City sack manager Garry Monk with immediate effect.

Swansea City have sacked manager Garry Monk with immediate effect.

The Welsh club have decided to relieve Monk of his duties after a run of just one league win in their last 11 attempts.

Club chairman Huw Jenkins told the club's official website that he was "reluctant" to move Monk on, but said that their form over the past three months was the deciding factor.

He said: "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."

Monk took charge of Swansea at the back end of the 2013-14 season and guided them to safety with a 12th-placed finish.

In his first full season in charge, he recorded Swansea's record points tally in the Premier League as they finished eighth.

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Swansea Citys English manager Garry Monk sits in the dugout during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Leicester City at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on December 5, 2015.
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