Monk appointment imminent suggest reports

Garry Monk is set to pen a two-year deal to be Swansea City manager having kept them in the Premier League

Swansea City interim manager Garry Monk is set to sign a two-year deal to become the permanent first-team coach at the club according to reports.

Monk took over from Michael Laudrup in February, after the Dane was sacked following a run of poor results. The ex-Swans defender’s first game saw the club beat bitter rivals Cardiff City 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium, and has since gone on to secure their Premier League status for another season.

The reports suggest that Monk held lengthy boardroom talks with the club on Friday, with Chairman Huw Jenkins deciding to reward him with a two-year deal to be manager.

Monk confirmed on Saturday that an announcement would be made in the week regarding his future, and it is thought only the terms of his contract remain to be complete.

The 35-year-old has an impressive list of predecessors in the job, with Everton boss Roberto Martinez, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and Michael Laudrup, who won Swansea’s first major piece of silverware having held the job before him.

The imminent appointment may come as mixed news to fans, as Monk has only won three and drawn three in 14 Premier League fixtures. But keeping the Swans up in a season that has seen injuries to their key players looks to have secured his future.

“It is a season we have learnt loads from,' Monk said in his post-match press conference.

'You need to go through tough times to improve as players and as a club, to have that scare that we have had over recent months”

Swansea lost 1-0 at home to Southampton in the dying seconds on Saturday, but can still finish as high as 12th in the Premier League going into the final weekend.

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