Swansea City manager Garry Monk signs new contract

10th July 2015

Garry Monk is targeting yet more success at Swansea City after signing a new three-year contract at the Liberty.
The Swans boss has penned a new deal which ties his future to the club until the summer of 2018.
Last term, Monk led the Swans to their highest ever finish in the Barclays Premier League during his first full season in charge.
And the Swans boss, who took over the role in February last year, was delighted to commit his future to the club as his team prepare for the forthcoming 2015-16 campaign.

"I'm extremely pleased to sign the new deal,'' declared Monk. "We've been talking for a while, mostly over the finer details, so I'm glad it's all finalised heading into a new and very important season for the club.
"It hasn't been a distraction because I will always remain focussed, but it was a situation both myself and the club felt was important to get clarified before the season started.
"This is my 12th year at Swansea and I've always given everything for the club. That will continue and I'm excited and looking forward to the new campaign.
"Last season was fantastic and I learned a lot to take forward. But even with the success we all had, from the staff to the players, you can never afford to stand still.
"It's been a happy and productive 18 months so far for me as manager. I believe we have put good foundations in place, but now it's vital we build on that and push forward.
"It is probably going to be the most important and difficult season many clubs will face in the Premier League ahead of the new broadcasting deal.
"And as vital as the players and staff are in reaching the club's goals, our fans are pivotal to our success. The backing we received from our loyal supporters up and down the country last season was incredible, and we will need that level of support once again if we want to be successful again."