Swansea City announced on Wednesday that the club has parted ways with manager Garry Monk who took over the job just under two year ago.
Swansea;s form has been abysmal as of late, with the club only winning one out of their last 10 Premier League games. The Swans sits in 15th place with 14 points, just one point from the relegation zone.
The team started the season very well, winning over Manchester United at Newcastle along with draws against Chelsea and Sunderland, but after that it’s gone downhill for the Welsh side.
Club chairman Huw Jenkins said the following about firing Monk on Swansea’s website:
“The decision has been made very reluctantly and with a heavy heart.
“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.
“It was not a decision we took lightly, especially given Garry’s history and standing within the club. And it goes without saying that we wish Garry all the very best for the future and thank him for his tremendous service, not only as a player over the last decade, but also as our manager. He will always have a warm welcome at this football club.
“We hope to appoint a replacement as soon as possible.’’
Swansea travel to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday to take on Manchester City.