Swansea City have parted company with manager Garry Monk after one win in 11 Premier League games.

The 36-year-old had been with the club for over 11 years, first as a defender and then manager since February 2014, when he replaced Michael Laudrup.

Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat by Leicester City proved to be his final game in charge.

Monk had guided the Swans to a highest-ever top-flight finish of eighth in his first full season.

They started this season in similar form, drawing at champions Chelsea on the opening day before beating Newcastle United and Manchester United at home in an unbeaten four-match start.

BBC Wales Football Correspondent Rob Phillips:

“At the end of last season Garry Monk was being touted as a potential England manager and on 30 August Swansea were in the top four after beating Manchester United 2-1. Just 11 games and only one more win later, Monk is out of a job. It’s an astounding fall from grace but hardly a surprise to anyone who saw him cut such a desolate figure as his team lost 3-0 to Leicester. The manager takes the bullet, but the players’ collective loss of form has been a major factor.”

But Swansea’s form then deteriorated as they lost four of their next six games.

An away victory over Aston Villa at the end of October interrupted the winless run, but the pressure intensified on Monk as his team picked up just one point in their next five games.

Last weekend’s 1-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield was hailed by Monk as “an excellent” performance, but Saturday’s comprehensive defeat by shock Premier League leaders Leicester resulted in his sacking.

Last three Swansea managers’ records (all competitions)



Win %

Garry Monk

Feb 2014 to Dec 2015



Michael Laudrup

June 2012 to Feb 2014



Brendan Rodgers

July 2010 to June 2012



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