Swansea City manager Garry Monk has explained in the South Wales Evening Post why he looked to get most of his transfer business done earlier this summer.
“The squad I have is the one I wanted. We worked hard in the summer to get everything sorted early so we had good preparation time, and you can see in how we have started that is proving beneficial,” he told the South Wales Evening Post.
“I am very happy with the squad I have got.”
The theory in Monk’s approach
Some fans may question why the boss isn’t looking at ways to further improve his squad, with just under two weeks left to run in the transfer window.
However, Monk seems to be of the breed of managers who like to get their business done before a season gets underway.
That makes sense because it gives new arrivals the chance to settle in before the competitive action starts coming thick and fast.
That’s helped the Swans to have a better chance of doing well over the opening weeks and means there is no confusion with new signings trying to adapt to his methods, after he’s started to develop specific ideas in his first team.
Swansea currently find themselves in sixth place and undefeated and hopefully that run will continue.