BREAKING: Swansea City relieve Monk of his duties

Garry Monk has been sacked as the manager of Swansea City following a poor run of results which sees the south Wales outfit placed a lowly 15th in the Premier League table.

Swansea confirmed Monk’s exit on Twitter:

The Welsh side have endured a terrible run of results of late, most recently losing 3-0 to Leicester City.

Monk took over at the Liberty Stadium in February 2014 as successor to Michael Laudrup. The 36-year-old’s interim status was made permanent when he led the Swans to an impressive eighth-place finish in the English top flight in 2014-15.

The 2015-16 campaign began in impressive fashion, as Swansea went unbeaten for their first four matches—including a marquee victory against Manchester United—with Monk drawing high praise from many pundits.

However, a rotten run of form has seen Swansea tumble down the Premier League table, while they were also knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Championship side Hull City in the third round.

The removal of Monk seems remarkably brutal and premature, though. He is undoubtedly a very capable young manager, and it will likely not be long before he picks up a new job elsewhere.