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Swansea have confirmed reports that Garry Monk is the club’s new permanent boss after signing a three-year deal
The club’s former captain was made interim player-manager in February after the board decided to end Michael Laudrup’s tenure in South Wales.
Since taking charge he has restored their league form and managed to save them from relegation, which looked a possibility after a torrid few weeks.
Monk has picked up four wins and three draws as well as six defeats since being given the role and he is now set to be given the chance to put his own mark on the team.
The Swans appeared to struggle with life in the Europa League and Premier League so Monk will now be hoping he can get them back up the table next season.
Confirming the news, chairman Huw Jenkins told the club’s official website: “We are delighted to confirm Garry as our new first-team manager
“As a board of directors, we carefully considered our next step because it was a very important decision for our football club.
“But having gone through that process, we unanimously agreed that the timing was right for Garry to be offered the job on a permanent basis.
“We have all been impressed with his work-rate and commitment since taking over the reins in February and how he adapted in very difficult circumstances to secure the points we needed to remain in the top-flight.
“Garry will work with the current staff to refocus and improve the playing squad over the summer in order to build a strong, competitive team for another big challenge that lies ahead next season.”
Monk will be looking to end the season on a high with victory over Sunderland.