Monk to step down as Swansea City Manager
Today, Swansea City Caretaker Manager Garry Monk announced to the press during a conference and to the public on the club's official website that he was stepping down from his position as the Manager of the Welsh Club and was heading to a role in the coaching staff of Swansea City, as well as still playing for the Welsh Club.
Garry Monk said that he had done his job for the club and kept them above the relegation zone as he promised, but felt that he was not ready for a full-time managerial position at any club in the foreseeable future, as he does not want to end his footballing career just yet, despite being at the age of 35, an age where many footballers decide to hang up their boots and pass along their role to another member of the squad.
Monk had been Swansea City's manager since the dismissal of previous manager Michael Laudrup on the 4th of February 2014. His first game as interim manager for the club was in the Welsh Derby against Cardiff City, which Swansea managed to win 3-0. Although Monk had been doing well as the manager of Swansea, he has refused to sign a contract to show his commitment to the managerial role and has instead reverted to the position of Head of the Coaching Staff and has passed his Captain's armband on to fellow defender Ashley Williams.
Swansea will now be looking for a new manager to hopefully lead them to Premier League glory, and the main front-runners for the job are currently Aston Villa's Paul Lambert and the unsigned Martin Jol, who was relieved from his duties as Manager of Fulham and replaced by Felix Magath.