Garry Monk’s response when asked about his interest in Newcastle job

Garry Monk

Rafael Benitez is in charge of Newcastle United at the moment.

Former Swansea City manager Garry Monk gave a cryptic response on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning (broadcast from 6am, April 15) when asked if he would be interested in taking charge of Newcastle United.

Monk is without a managerial job at the moment, having been sacked by Premier League outfit Swansea City in December 2015 following a run of disappointing results.

Rafael Benitez is the current Newcastle boss, but many will doubt whether he would remain at St. James’ Park next season if the Magpies get relegated to the Championship.

Would Monk be interested in taking charge of Newcastle next season if the club find themselves in the Championship?

“My point right now is you check all your options, and you want a project where you can just try to build something,” said the former Swansea boss on Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning (broadcast from 6am, April 15) when asked the question.

Monk is a promising young manager who did well at Swansea, and perhaps he did not deserve to lose the job the way he did.

Although the 37-year-old does not have any experience of managing in the Championship, the former centre-back knows English football inside out.

The Englishman would be a good managerial appointment for Newcastle in the Championship next season, but he must be given time and allowed to sign players of his own choosing.

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