Report: Garry Monk becomes leading candidate for Aston Villa job

Aston Villa are reportedly keen on former Swansea City boss Garry Monk.

According to The Sun, Aston Villa are interested in making former Swansea City boss Garry Monk their new manager this summer.

Villa's current manager Remi Garde was only appointed back in November following Tim Sherwood's departure a month earlier, but the Frenchman has failed to make an impression at Villa Park.

With just two league wins to his name, Garde hasn't been able to save the club from relegation, and many now expect the former Lyon boss to leave Villa Park this summer - or possible even sooner.

Now, The Sun report that whilst David Moyes and Nigel Pearson have been touted as possible replacements for Garde, another name is now in the frame - Garry Monk.

Monk, 37, left Swansea City back in December, having won just one game in his previous 11 matches, and he left the Liberty Stadium with a 36.4% win rate.

Still a manager with great potential, Monk could make a return to management this summer, and it's believed that he has now become a leading candidate for Villa.

It's claimed that Villa are attracted to Monk because he's a young English manager who took Swansea to an eighth place finish last season, and could be prepared to give him another chance at management at Villa Park, once Garde does leave the club.

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