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GARRY MONK

  • DATE OF BIRTH

    06/03/1979

  • COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    ENGLAND

  • STATUS

    MANAGER

  • CLUB

    Swansea City

  • PREMIER LEAGUE SEASONS

    2

Premier League Management Record
Matches W D L GF GA Pts Win %
26 10 6 10 41 32 36 38.0
Management Career
Premier League Clubs Swansea City
Champions -
Manager of the Year -
Manager of the Month

August 2014

Career Summary

Garry Monk was given his first taste of management at any level in February 2014 when he was appointed as Interim Head Coach of Swansea City, following the departure of previous boss Michael Laudrup.

The defender was club captain of Swansea and still a part of the playing squad at the time of his appointment, although he remained on the touchline as he continued his recovery from a knee injury.

Monk started his playing career at Torquay United before earning a move to the Barclays Premier League with Southampton. He was limited to 11 top flight appearances during his time on the South Coast, and he also went out on loan to Stockport County, Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley.

Swansea signed Monk on a permanent basis at the start of the 2004/05 season and he has remained at the club ever since. He was named as club captain in 2006 and, along with Leon Britton and Alan Tate, played for Swansea in all four divisions of the Football League as the club enjoyed a meteoric rise to the Premier League.

Monk instantly became a key player in the heart of the Swans’ defence after his arrival in 2004 and helped the club gain promotion to League One in his first season in South Wales. Three seasons in League One and another three in the Championship followed, culminating in Monk captaining the side to a Championship play-off final victory over Reading as they secured promotion to the Premier League for the first time.

The defender made 16 league appearances as they finished 11th in their first Premier League campaign. A top half finish followed in 2012/13, and Monk also played as Swansea won a major trophy for the first time in the club’s history as they defeated Bradford City in the 2013 League Cup final. 

Monk’s first match in charge of the first-team was against rivals Cardiff City in the South Wales derby at the Liberty Stadium on 8 February 2014.

The Swansea Head Coach was awarded the Manager of the Month award for August in 2014 after starting the campaign with three straight victories, including the defeat of Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Playing Career
Clubs

Torquay United: 1995-96
Southampton: 1996-04
Torquay United (loan): 1998
Stockport County (loan): 1999
Oxford United (loan): 2001
Sheffield Wednesday (loan): 2002-03
Barnsley (loan): 2003-04
Barnsley: 2004
Swansea City: 2004-14

View manager profile on the official Swansea City Association Football Club website

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