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Tottenham star Ben Davies: It was tough to leave Garry Monk's...

Tottenham star Ben Davies: It was tough to leave Garry Monk's...

BEN Davies believes his old club are in safe hands under Garry Monk and admits it was wrench to say goodbye to the Swansea City boss. Davies has his eye on Champions League qualification after joining Tottenham Hotspur. But as he switches back from Swansea player to Swansea fan, the former Liberty season-ticket holder is convinced Monk's men can challenge for a top-half Premier League finish. I have got no doubts Garry is the right man to take Swansea forward,...
Jonathan de Guzman future uncertain, admits Swansea City boss...

Jonathan de Guzman future uncertain, admits Swansea City boss...

THE future of Jonathan de Guzman remains in doubt after Garry Monk reported no progress in talks to bring him back to Swansea City.Dutch international de Guzman has stated that he wants a return to Wales and Swansea are keen to get him.But the midfielder is under contract at Villarreal for another two seasons, and Monk admitted: I haven't spoken to him.I know the club have made contact with his agent. They have had discussions and got his views but that's as far as it...

Gylfi Sigurdsson stars as Swansea City beat Plymouth Argyle in...

GYLFI Sigurdsson took just five minutes to make a mark on his second debut for Swansea City as Garry Monk's men eased to pre-season victory at Plymouth Argyle. Sigurdsson was given a rousing reception by the 300 or so travelling fans who had made the trip to Devon when he arrived from the bench midway through the second half. They had not forgotten the quality he showed during a loan spell at the Liberty Stadium two years ago. Nevertheless, they enjoyed seeing a reminder. With almost his first...
Garry Monk has much more work to do as Swansea City overhaul...

Garry Monk has much more work to do as Swansea City overhaul...

GARRY Monk has not quite ripped up the squad Michael Laudrup left behind and started again. But certainly, Swansea City's new manager has shaken things up. The general consensus at the end of last season was that Swansea were in need of an overhaul. And as the clock ticks down towards the new Premier League campaign, Monk's squad already has a new look. Already, five senior members of the playing staff who finished last season have said their farewells, and there are certain to be more to...
Pep Clotet: Garry Monk is giving his all for Swansea City

Pep Clotet: Garry Monk is giving his all for Swansea City

ASSISTANT manager Pep Clotet has revealed Garry Monk is giving his all for Swansea City.Clotet stepped up from the youth ranks to assist Monk last season and has now been handed that role full-time.The pair have spent the summer planning together ahead of Swansea's next Premier League assault.And the former Malmo No.2 has been impressed by Monk's work ethic.Garry Monk is living 24/7 for Swansea City Football Club, said Clotet.He is working non-stop and really putting the hours...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk encouraged by 1-1 Chivas Guadalajara...

GARRY Monk admitted he was satisfied after Swansea City's opening pre-season friendly ended with a 1-1 draw against Chivas Guadalajara.Nathan Dyer put Swansea ahead with a deflected effort just before the hour, before Giovani Hernandez equalised at the death after American referee Andres Pfefferkorn awarded a controversial penalty.Pfefferkorn also sent off Neil Taylor and Chivas's Jesus Sanchez with ten minutes to go after the pair clashed.But despite those contentious late decisions, Monk took...

Happy Days? Garry Monk hopes so as Swansea City face Chivas...

SWANSEA City kick off their pre-season campaign overnight in the city that was home to Happy Days.Garry Monk will hope that is an omen as his managerial career begins in earnest.For Monk, last season was about firefighting, about hauling Swansea out of the trouble they found themselves in after Michael Laudrup's reign had turned a little sour.There were some struggles along the way, but ultimately he got the job done with something to spare.And as a result, he is now the man tasked with steering...
Swansea City working on a "number of fronts" as...

Swansea City working on a "number of fronts" as...

SWANSEA City are continuing transfer work on a number of fronts as Garry Monk bids to finalise his squad for the new Premier League season.Swansea are optimistic that they will see off the likes of Sunderland and West Ham in the race for speedster Jefferson Montero, and it could be that the Ecuador winger ties up a £4 million move to the Liberty Stadium this week.And the Montero deal is not the only significant transfer Swansea have in the pipeline.Garry Monk is keen to bring...

Rory Donnelly hoping to repay Garry Monk's faith on US tour

RORY Donnelly is hoping to repay Garry Monk's faith in him — starting by making an impression on Swansea City's trip to America. The young striker made his mark on the tour of Holland last summer, scoring four goals in three games. He then performed well for the club's under-21 side, but his season ended prematurely when he returned early from a loan spell at Coventry. But he is hoping to make up for lost time this term. He said: "The manager has shown faith in me to include me on the...
Garry Monk: Swansea City are targeting up to three more signings

Garry Monk: Swansea City are targeting up to three more signings

GARRY Monk has revealed that up to three more signings could arrive at Swansea City before the season starts – but he admitted players will also be leaving the Liberty.Swansea have been busy in the transfer market this summer, already moving to snap up goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, striker Bafetimbi Gomis, forward Marvin Emnes and young defender Stephen Kingsley.And Monk hopes there will be further additions before the new Premier League campaign begins against Manchester United on August...
Garry Monk hails new Ashley Williams contract

Garry Monk hails new Ashley Williams contract

GARRY Monk believes it was vital Ashley Williams signed a new Swansea City contract early in pre-season.The long-serving defender penned a new four-year deal yesterday, which keeps him at the club until just short of his 34th birthday. That ended weeks of speculation about the defender's future.And Monk reckons that will leave Williams free to prepare for the upcoming Premier League campaign without distraction.I've got a good relationship with Ash. He's got great affection for the club...
Marvin Emnes is a perfect fit for Swansea City says Garry Monk

Marvin Emnes is a perfect fit for Swansea City says Garry Monk

GARRY Monk insists Swansea City is the perfect fit for Marvin Emnes. The long-time target completed a £1 million-plus move to the Liberty on Wednesday to begin his third spell in South Wales. Emnes impressed during two previous loan stints, the first back in 2010 and the second last season. The Dutch forward contributed to Swansea's surge to Premier League safety and scored in the final game of the season. "Marvin's an important signing for us," said Monk. "I think he has really...

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