Ex-Swansea boss Garry Monk is open to managing abroad

Garry Monk

Garry Monk is open to everything and looking to get back to work.

Over the last year, we've seen two British coaches take the plunge and head to Spain to manage in La Liga – first David Moyes and then most recently Gary Neville move to Spain.

And now it looks like former Swansea City boss Garry Monk would also be open to heading abroad to find some work away from the Premier League.

The 36-year-old was recently sacked by the Swans after winning just once in the Premier League from September 12th to December 5th – picking up just six points from a possible 33.

Though HITC understand that Monk has been linked with taking over at Championship side Fulham, the former centre-back has revealed that he fancies going abroad. 

“Look at Gary Neville at Valencia. Brilliant. I really hope he’s a massive success." he told the Times, adding: “To go abroad is a brave decision but a good decision, and hopefully he does well and it opens the doors for to her British coaches.

“I would go. I’m open to everything. I’m not closed-minded to anything. Going abroad is a good thing. It’s a learning process. I’ve got the taste for management. I feel I’ve done well in this period, and I’m only going to get better,” he added.

Monk was given a chance to enter the world of management after the sacking of Michael Laudrup and was given a 3-year contract after guiding Swansea to safety in 2014. 

With Fulham and Spanish side Espanyol both looking for a new manager, Monk may find himself back into work pretty sharpish. 

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