Monk said: “Considering the week I've probably had it's comical. Tim is working as hard as I will be and you have to let managers get on with their jobs. Links and this type of thing really do not help.”
Considering how poorly Villa have started the Premier League season, it is no surprise that there have been reports released concerning Tim Sherwood losing his job as manager in the coning weeks.
The Telegraph claimed earlier this week that Sherwood is on the brink of losing his job, and if he cannot turn around Villa’s fortunes soon, Monk is one of the candidates that the Villa board have identified as a potential target.
He is young and English, and this is the sort of profile that Villa are hoping to hire to lead the side, making the 36-year-old an almost ideal candidate.
He impressed last season in what was his first full campaign as a manager, and although Swansea are currently on a poor run of form, there are few people doubting that Monk will turn it around in the coming weeks and get Swansea back to challenging for the Europa League places.
Monk has, not surprisingly, played down any rumours about an exit from the Liberty Stadium in the coming weeks, and even if Sherwood is dismissed by the Villa board, it is highly unlikely that Monk will be the man who replaces him as manager.