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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Rodgers and Moyes in Swans frame after Monk gets sack

Swansea

Gary Monk
Gary Monk

Swansea have announced they have parted company with manager Garry Monk, with former boss Brendan Rodgers and ex-Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes the favourites to succeed him.

Club chairman Huw Jenkins said the decision had been made "very reluctantly and with a heavy heart".

Monk's departure, though, is no surprise, given Swansea's miserable Premier League form. What turned out to be his last game in charge was a 3-0 home defeat against Leicester five days ago. Monk guided the Swans to an eighth-place finish in the top-flight last season, but their form has nose-dived during this campaign.

Rodgers, who guided the Welsh club into the Premier League, is the bookmakers' favourite to replace Monk.

Jenkins added: "It goes without saying that we wish Garry all the very best for the future and thank him for his tremendous service, not only as a player over the last decade, but also as our manager. He will always have a warm welcome at this football club."

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