Monk: I'll give everything
5th February 2014
Garry Monk has vowed to "give everything" for the badge in a bid to guide Swansea City to safety in the Barclays Premier League.
Monk, who has captained the club in all four divisions over the last decade, took over at the helm following the dismissal of manager Michael Laudrup last night.
The 34-year-old spoke at length with the squad before taking his first training session this morning at the new training complex at Fairwood - the first time they have used the impressive development.
He was due to put the players through their paces again in a second session this afternoon in readiness for Saturday's South Wales derby with Cardiff City at the Liberty Stadium.
"I will give everything I have for Swansea City. I will promise the fans that,'' declared Monk. "And I will ensure the players do exactly the same.
"We are all in this together - and I will make sure we stick together. That is what Swansea City has been all about for as long as I can remember.
"I know this club inside out and I will try and use that knowledge to the betterment of Swansea City. I also know how important this football club is to the fans. They are the important ones in all this and we will all fight every inch of the way for them.
"This is a proud moment for me, and I aim to do the best possible for this club and the loyal supporters.''
Monk will be ably assisted by Swans legend Alan Curtis who has been with the club in a playing and staff capacity for over 30 years.
Meanwhile, the club can confirm that assistant manager Morten Wieghorst, fitness coach Oscar Garcia and overseas scout Erik Larsen have all been relieved of their duties. The club would like to thank them for their services.