Garry Monk has signed a contract extension at Swansea until 2018, as announced on the club's official website, after leading the side to its highest ever league finish in his first full season in charge.
Reports from the Daily Mail suggest that Monk, who is now in his 12th year at the Liberty Stadium, has also been handed a significant pay rise and the club have inserted a hefty release clause to ward off outside interest.
The 36-year-old took over as interim manager of the Swans in February 2014, following the departure of Michael Laudrup, and was appointed on a three-year deal just three months later. In his first full season at the helm, he led the club to eighth in the Premier League with a record points tally.
This contract extension completes a tremendous rise to prominence for Monk. He joined Swansea as a player in 2004, before making 270 appearances as the club rose from League Two to the Premier League, and now, after just one full season as in charge, he is one of the most highly-regarded young managers in the game.
Overall, the reception for the young Englishman could not have been any more positive. Here is how Swansea supporters reacted to news of his contract extension on Twitter.
Swansea have done well to keep hold of Garry Monk. After the last couple of seasons there will have been plenty of interest home and abroad— Jack Wynne (@JackRobertWynne) July 10, 2015
Garry Monk signed a new three year contract earlier this morning with #Swans. He has a 40% win ratio in his 52 games in the Premier League.— The Boot Room (@tbrfootball) July 10, 2015
@GarryMonk16 Great news Garry, can't wait for the new season to start. Good luck and see you soon x— Sarah Butler (@Liberty_Butler) July 10, 2015