Why Garry Monk would be mad to leave Swansea for Aston Villa

The Liberty Stadium boss is being linked as a replacement for Tim Sherwood.

Earlier this week, The Telegraph stated that Aston Villa were considering a move for Swansea boss Garry Monk as a possible successor to the under-fire Tim Sherwood.

The Birmingham-based club have only amassed four points from their opening nine games and already look like a club destined for a Premier League relegation battle this season.

From Swansea’s point of view, the campaign has been one of inconsistency, with some positive performances against the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United offset by defeats to teams that the Welsh club would expect to beat normally.

Looking at the rumours objectively, Monk is building a project with the Liberty Stadium club and following on from the positive work done by Roberto Martinez, Brendan Rodgers and Michael Laudrup.

Traditionally, Villa may well be a bigger club than Swansea, with the Welsh club’s rise in recent years bucking the trend of a history spent in the lower reaches of the game.

Despite this, Monk would be crazy to relinquish his role at the Swans for a chance to move to Villa Park.

The ambitious young manager would be forced to start all over again and abandon his good work with Swansea, while he would be adopting a Villa squad that has significant problems to overcome.

Monk’s profile is a good fit for Swansea; a young manager who wants to play expansive football and progress the club sensibly over time.

In the modern cutthroat world of Premier League management this may well be a commodity and as such Monk would be crazy to leave the Welsh club for a move to Villa.

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