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Garry Monk: Swansea City have watched Luc Castaignos and Frank...

Garry Monk: Swansea City have watched Luc Castaignos and Frank...

GARRY Monk has admitted Swansea City have watched Luc Castaignos and Frank Tabanou as they prepare for the summer transfer window.And the Swansea boss has also revealed he is keen to sign a goalkeeper to compete with Lukasz Fabianski - who could soon pen a new contract.Swansea have been heavily linked with Twente striker Castaignos and left-back Tabanou, who plays for St Etienne.When asked about Castaignos, Monk said: I think every club will have checked all the strikers across...
Swansea City v Crystal Palace: Garry Monk's men aim for layer of...

Swansea City v Crystal Palace: Garry Monk's men aim for layer of...

SOME people want to make suggestions and assumptions and that's the way of the world.What do you want me to do? I don't have to attack them because it doesn't really mean anything to me.All that matters to me is that I do the job properly.So said Garry Monk on the eve of this season, when questions were being asked about the direction in which Swansea City were heading.On the outside at least, the consensus seemed to be down.Paul Merson, Phil Neville, Alan Curbishley,...
LEIGHTON JAMES COLUMN: My combined Swansea City team from 1982...

LEIGHTON JAMES COLUMN: My combined Swansea City team from 1982...

SWANSEA City's achievements this season have led to questions over whether this team is even better than the class of 1982.As most Swansea fans know, we finished sixth 33 years ago, racking up 69 points — 13 more than Garry Monk's men currently have.It was a different league then, more so because there weren't football superpowers on the scale of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal to contend with.But while I feel Monk's side have been at full throttle to reach the...
Garry Monk's Swansea City contract will be sorted "very...

Garry Monk's Swansea City contract will be sorted "very...

SWANSEA City chairman Huw Jenkins is convinced Garry Monk will soon sign a new contract.Monk has two seasons to run on the deal he agreed last summer, but is set for a fresh agreement having steered Swansea to their best Premier League finish.The suggestion is Monk could be offered a new four-year deal, which would see him rewarded for his efforts this term and also give Swansea greater security should a rival club come in for their manager.And Jenkins does not expect negotiations over the...
The Guardian May 18, 2015
Manuel Pellegrini hails Manchester City's 'beautiful' victory against Swansea City – video

Manuel Pellegrini hails Manchester City's 'beautiful' victory against Swansea City – video

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and Swansea City's Garry Monk give their reactions after the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday. Pellegrini says the match, which his team won 4-2, was beautiful for Manchester City fans to watch. Garry Monk comments on Swansea's overall Premier League performance, describing it as fantastic
Swansea City midfielder Jack Cork wants Garry Monk to stay at...

Swansea City midfielder Jack Cork wants Garry Monk to stay at...

JACK Cork reckons keeping Garry Monk at the Liberty is vital to Swansea City's success next season.Monk has risen from obscurity to become a contender for Premier League manager of the year.That has led some to suggest he may be tempted away from the Liberty.Swansea's eighth-place finish is their highest ever Premier League placing and Monk is in line to be rewarded for the achievement with a new contract.Cork believes tying the former centre-back to the club should be a priority.Garry...
Swansea City 2 Manchester City 4: Garry Monk's men finish with...

Swansea City 2 Manchester City 4: Garry Monk's men finish with...

WILFRIED Bony opted not to celebrate, his goal ensured his old club were not in the mood.But when the dust settles on this season, Garry Monk's Swansea City will look back on it with a mixture of pride and pleasure.Bony's late cameo, during which he netted Manchester City's match-sealing fourth goal, offered Swansea a reminder of the attacking class they lost when he moved to the Etihad Stadium.But the striker's first return to Wales also highlighted the fact that Monk's side have done rather...
Garry Monk has a dig at Arsene Wenger as he salutes Swansea City...

Garry Monk has a dig at Arsene Wenger as he salutes Swansea City...

GARRY Monk had a dig at Arsene Wenger as he paid a glowing tribute to his Swansea City side despite defeat by Manchester City.Swansea's hopes of qualifying for next season's Europa League were ended as City ran out 4-2 winners in an end-of-season thriller at the Liberty Stadium.But Monk's men went down fighting against last year's champions, coming from 2-0 down to level at 2-2 and only being denied a third equaliser thanks to a Joe Hart wonder save.Their hopes of claiming a result in the last...
We want Europe, declares Swansea City boss Garry Monk

We want Europe, declares Swansea City boss Garry Monk

GARRY Monk has changed his attitude over possible qualification for the Europa League next season, declaring: We would love it.Monk had previously hinted that he was not especially keen on the idea of European competition in what will be a pivotal Premier League campaign because of the new TV deal which starts in 2016-17.LEIGHTON JAMES COLUMN: Swansea City should go all out for the Europa LeagueEven after victory over Arsenal on Monday pushed Swansea right into the European mix, Monk...
Garry Monk describes Swansea as his family's home for life as he...

Garry Monk describes Swansea as his family's home for life as he...

GARRY Monk has revealed that his family view Swansea as their home for life after beginning discussions over a contract extension at the Liberty Stadium.Monk has opened negotiations over a new deal after guiding Swansea City to their best ever Premier League points total in his first full season at the helm.The Swansea boss has ambitions to go on and manage at elite level in the future.But for the moment, it seems, he is quite happy to stay in the city he now calls home.I have been here...
Garry Monk: Manchester City star Wilfried Bony will get warm...

Garry Monk: Manchester City star Wilfried Bony will get warm...

GARRY Monk expects Wilfried Bony to receive a warm Liberty welcome when the £28 million frontman makes his first return to Swansea City this weekend.Bony comes back to Wales with Manchester City some four months after making the record-breaking move north.And Monk believes a player who scored 34 goals in 70 appearances for Swansea will be saluted by his former club's fans.Wilfried was fantastic for us. The crowd loved him and he left with our blessing because of what he gave us when...
Garry Monk opens negotiations over new Swansea City contract

Garry Monk opens negotiations over new Swansea City contract

GARRY Monk has revealed that he has begun negotiations with Swansea City over a new contract. The Swansea manager has two seasons to run on the deal he signed last summer, but the club are keen to tie him to a new agreement after a highly successful campaign. Monk is set for a sizable pay rise as part of a new package, while the fresh agreement is likely to feature a significant buyout clause. Chairman Huw Jenkins said earlier this week that Swansea were keen to sort out their boss's long-term...
The Guardian May 15, 2015
Tim Sherwood and Garry Monk show there is hope for English managers

Tim Sherwood and Garry Monk show there is hope for English managers

No English manager has won the Premier League but Sherwood and Monk, at Aston Villa and Swansea, hint at brighter times ahead• Tim Sherwood says Villa win is best feeling in the worldThere was logic as well as euphoria behind Branislav Ivanovic’s contention, made while Chelsea’s right-back was celebrating the Premier League title at Stamford Bridge last Sunday, that there is only one credible candidate for the manager of the year award. José Mourinho might even give himself an extra pat on the back for achieving a new distinction: the ability to defy the traditional warnings about the...
Swansea City could sign FC Twente striker Luc Castaignos for just...

Swansea City could sign FC Twente striker Luc Castaignos for just...

SWANSEA City could sign FC Twente forward Luc Castaignos for as little as £2 million, according to reports in Holland.Garry Monk has been a long-time admirer of the 22-year-old and tabled a bid for him last summer.Castaignos remained in Holland, but it seems cash-strapped Twente are keen to get him off their wage bill and could look to offload him in a cut-price deal.And Swansea have now moved to the front of the queue for his services, with Monk keen to add another striker to his squad.A...
Lukasz Fabianski hails team-mates and manager Garry Monk after...

Lukasz Fabianski hails team-mates and manager Garry Monk after...

LUKASZ Fabianski hailed his team-mates and manager after Swansea City helped the former Arsenal man make a winning return to the Emirates.Fabianski was given a warm reception by Gunners fans and players on Monday night as he faced a club where he spent seven years before a summer switch to South Wales.The Polish stopper admitted it was an emotional experience, but he managed to put those feelings to one side and produce in a man-of-the match performance in a stunning Swansea triumph.There...

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