Report: Swansea boss emerges as new candidate for Sunderland job

Swansea City manager Garry Monk is reportedly attracting the attentions of Sunderland.

Sunderland are said to be interested in Swansea City manager Garry Monk, according to a report in the Daily Star.

Monk has done a stellar job with Swansea, and Sunderland apparently feel he would be the right candidate to take the club forward.

The Black Cats seem to be perennial relegation strugglers and they are looking for a forward-thinking boss to take them away from trouble.

Their chances of landing Monk are likely to depend on whether they avoid the drop, but if they remain in the top-flight the Black Cats apparently feel they have a chance of luring the Swansea boss.

Monk is on one of the lowest salaries of any Premier League manager and the lure of a increased pay packet could be enough to tempt him to Sunderland.

Would Monk be a good appointment?

Monk's progress at Swansea seems to have slipped under the radar, but he has done an incredible job.

The Swans have surpassed expectations this season and they seem to be performing well above the sum of their parts.

Monk has built on the successful ideology already at the club and he has added his own tweaks to make them a better team for it.

If he did join Sunderland it will be a signal of their intent, as he seems to be one of the brightest young managers in the country. 

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