Could Garry Monk return to Swansea following Middlesbrough sacking?

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 24 December 2017, 09:05

Garry Monk may have rather harshly lost his job at Middlesbrough on Saturday night but he may not be managerless for long as bookmakers have installed him as the new favourite to return to former club Swansea.

And people say football doesn't swing in roundabouts...

Middlesbrough's decision to sack Monk came as a surprise to many. Yes, he was under-pressure, but the 38-year-old had only just led the club to victory over Sheffield Wednesday a couple of hours earlier - their second win in three games.

However, Boro clearly weren't in the Christmas spirit as they wielded that dreaded axe, giving absolutely no indication why.

The likes of Tony Pulis, Nigel Pearson, Slaven Bilic and Michael O'Neill currently feature in the Next Middlesbrough Manager Market.

But, it just so happens that Monk's former club Swansea are on the hunt for a new manager, having sacked Paul Clement last week.

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Monk began his managerial career at the Swans in 2014, spending just under two years at the Liberty Stadium, during which he won 28, drew 17 and lost 32 of his 77 matches at the helm.

After six months out of the managerial arena Monk returned in June 2016 with Leeds, who agonisingly missed out on the play-offs in what proved to be his one and only season in charge.

Monk swiftly returned to the dugout with Middlesbrough, who had just been relegated from the Premier League. Boro started the season as one of the favourites for promotion, however they've struggled for consistency this term, with the club 9th at Christmas.

It would be quite the story if Monk, the 11/4 favourite, did return to Swansea, a club he made 270 appearances for as a player.

Whether the club would opt to re-appoint him is open to debate, especially given that they are rock-bottom of the table, however he does know the club like the back of his hand, and his experience and knowledge could prove vital in their fight to avoid the drop.

The Swans have also been linked with the Dutch duo of Frank de Boer and Deenis Bergkamp, while caretaker boss Leon Britton can be backed at 14/1.

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