Report: Fulham want ex-Swansea manager Garry Monk to take over at Craven Cottage

Fulham are reportedly interested in appointing Garry Monk as their new manager.

According to a report in The Telegraph, Fulham are keen on offering Garry Monk a way back into management following his recent dismissal from Swansea City, The Telegraph report.

The Championship outfit are still without a full-time manager after sacking Kit Symons in early November, a situation which has led to the short-term appointment of Stuart Gray.

A host of managers have been linked with the Craven Cottage hot-seat, including Hull City’s Steve Bruce, Birmingham City’s Gary Rowett and Steve Clarke before his dismissal at Reading.

But so far the club have had little luck, and now they’ve pinpointed Gary Monk as their latest target.

Monk was relieved of duties at Swansea earlier this week following a poor run of form of just one win in 11 Premier League matches, leaving the club perilously close to the bottom three.

It has been a somewhat surprise turn of events at the Liberty Stadium, especially considering the former Swansea player guided the Welsh outfit to their best ever top-flight season last year.

Moreover, the club started the current campaign with eight points from four matches, including an impressive opening day draw at Chelsea and a 2-1 home victory over Manchester United

Monk’s dismissal highlights the brutal nature of management in English football, where a bad run of form instantly piles pressure on top managers.

The 36-year-old won 28 of 77 matches in charge of Swansea, acquiring a 36.4% win rate.

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