Monk has done "brilliant" job so far, says Swans skipper
4th February 2015
Captain Ashley Williams has hailed the "brilliant" job Garry Monk has done at Swansea City as he marks one-year in charge of the club.
Exactly a year ago today, Monk was named as interim head coach following Michael Laudrup's departure from the Liberty.
Having taken over at the helm with the club sitting 12th with 24 points from as many games, the Swans ended the 2013-14 campaign in the same position but with 42 points from 38 matches.
And the Swans continue to progress under Monk, officially named manager on May 7, with a memorable opening-day victory at Manchester United - the club's first league win at Old Trafford - followed up with two wins over Burnley and West Brom as the Swans made a perfect start to the current campaign which resulted in him being named August manager of the month.
With the club currently sitting ninth in the table with 33 points from 23 games - equalling the club's best start to a Barclays Premier League campaign - the Swans are closing in on reaching the 40-point barrier.
And Williams hailed Monk's impact as Swans boss, stating: "He's done a brilliant job.
"He came in and steadied the team straight away, and this year he's put his own stamp on the team.
"So far we've got our joint best return in terms of points at this stage of the season in the Premier League, so that goes to show how good a job he has done.
"The way we've gone about it - the football we have played - has been very satisfying.
"Even when we haven't played great football - like at Southampton last Sunday - you can see how committed the boys are. Everyone dug deep for the result.
"We haven't had many wobbles, and we've always been in the top half of the league, so I hope people appreciate the work he does and the way he prepares us for games."