Garry Monk on the verge of permanent Swansea jobby Jack Kitson / 06 May 2014, 11:19Tweet
According to reports Garry Monk will be handed the Swansea job on a permanent basis in the form of a two-year deal at the Liberty Stadium. The 35-year-old was placed in interim charge of the Swans back in February, following the sacking of Michael Laudrup, and recently steered the club to Premier League safety following a 4-1 thrashing of Aston Villa.
Bookmakers have reacted to the rumours by slashing Monk’s odds in the Next Swansea Manager Market, while other betting companies have suspended betting altogether. Stan James are pricing Monk at just 1/20 to step up and get the job, while the likes of David Moyes, Tim Sherwood and Ryan Giggs have since all drifted in the betting.
Monk, who has been at the club since 2004, is set meet with Swans chairman Huw Jenkins this week, with an appointment expected before the club's final game of the season on Sunday at Sunderland. Since taking charge of the Welsh side Monk has won four, draw three and lost six of his league games at the helm, leaving the club 13th in the table, although a win at the weekend could see them finish the season in 12th.