Swansea City manager Garry Monk signs new contract
10th July 2015
Swansea City is pleased to announce that manager Garry Monk has signed a new three-year contract with the club.
Monk, who had two years left on his original deal, has penned a new contract which will see him continue to lead the Swans until the summer of 2018.
The 36-year-old - named August's manager of the month - led the Swans to their highest finish of eighth in the Barclays Premier League last season, along with setting a new club points record of 56.
Monk is now preparing his team for the 2015-16 campaign, with the squad set to fly to Germany on Sunday for a week-long training camp which includes fixtures against Borussia Monchengladbach and 1860 Munich.
Swans Chairman Huw Jenkins expressed the club's delight after tying down Monk's future.
"As a club we are pleased to agree the new contract with Garry," he said. "It's deserved reward for the fantastic season we've just had and all Garry's hard work, commitment and loyalty to our football club over many years.
"We also feel it is vital to have stability within our football club, especially with Garry going into such a big season where the reward for remaining within the Barclays Premier League is going to be greater than ever in terms of finance and global exposure."
Monk's service to the Swans is now in its 11th year, with the former club captain making his debut in a 2-0 defeat against Northampton at the Vetch on August 7, 2004.
He played a key role in helping the Swans earn promotions in League Two and League One before making a crucial block in the Championship Play-Off final win over Reading at Wembley.
Monk also captained the Swans to their first ever victory in the Barclays Premier League, and has lifted both the Football League Trophy and Capital One Cup during his time with the club.
After 270 appearances and seven goals for the Swans, Monk called time on his career after being offered the chance to take over the club following Michael Laudrup's exit in February 2014.
A 3-0 derby victory over Cardiff got Monk's reign off to the perfect start, with the Swans going on to finish 12th in the top tier.
And in his first full season in charge, Monk led the Swans to a record-breaking campaign which included memorable league doubles over Arsenal and Manchester United.
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