Wednesday December 9th, 2015

Swansea City has fired manager Garry Monk after 22 months at the helm of the club, the team announced Wednesday.

“The decision has been made very reluctantly and with a heavy heart,” team chairman Huw Jenkins said in a statement. “To find ourselves in our current situation from where we were in the first week of September, and considering the drop of performance levels and run of results over the last three months, it has brought us to this unfortunate decision today. Garry took on the job 22 months ago with the backing of everyone at the club. And when you take into account the excellent campaign we had last season when we broke all club records in the Premier League, nobody foresaw the position we would be in at this moment in time. Bearing that in mind and the current uncertainty around the club, we felt the situation needed clarity to move forward.”

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Monk signed a new three-year contract in July. In his 77 games as manager, he compiled a 28–17–32 record.

Swansea has won one game in its last 11 Premier League matches. The Welsh club sits in 15th place in the Premier League with 14 points.

Last season, the team finished eighth in the Premier League with a record 56 points on the year.

The team will host Manchester City on Dec. 12.

- Christopher Chavez

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