Wednesday 05 February 2014
Garry Monk has pledged to "give everything" to help return Swansea City to winning ways after taking charge of the club as their new head coach.
"I will give everything I have for Swansea City – I will promise the fans that"
Monk, who has captained the club in all four divisions over the last decade, took the helm following the dismissal of manager Michael Laudrup on Wednesday night and has vowed to restore unity at the club, who face rivals cardiff City in the South Wales derby on Saturday evening.
"I will give everything I have for Swansea City. I will promise the fans that," the 34-year-old told the club's website. "And I will ensure the players do exactly the same.
"We are all in this together – and I will make sure we stick together. That is what Swansea City has been all about for as long as I can remember.
"I know this club inside out and I will try and use that knowledge to the betterment of Swansea City. I also know how important this football club is to the fans. They are the important ones in all this and we will all fight every inch of the way for them.
"This is a proud moment for me, and I aim to do the best possible for this club and the loyal supporters."
Monk will be assisted by Swans legend Alan Curtis, who has been with the club in a playing and staff capacity, for over 30 years.
Laudrup parted company with the Swans in the wake of Saturday's Barclays Premier League defeat at West Ham United, Swansea's sixth Barclays Premier League loss in eight matches.
They are currently in 12th place, two points above the relegation zone and three points above Cardiff in a congested bottom half of the table.