Swansea expect to move swiftly in appointing successor to Garry Monk

• Chairman Huw Jenkins thought to be considering manager working overseas
• Swansea yet to confirm who will take temporary charge of struggling team

Swansea City are confident of moving quickly to replace Garry Monk as manager, with Huw Jenkins believed to have already identified the man he wants to appoint to drag the Welsh club clear from the relegation zone. The word inside the Liberty Stadium is that Jenkins, the chairman, is closing in on a manager currently working overseas, with the idea of Brendan Rodgers returning to Swansea regarded as a non-starter at this stage of his career.

Monk was sacked on Wednesday after a damaging run that had seen Swansea win only one of their last 11 league matches and drop to within a point of the relegation zone. Jenkins hinted what was to come when he said on Tuesday that “something needs to change” and the worst kept secret in football was confirmed 24 hours later in a statement on Swansea’s website. Jenkins said the decision was made “very reluctantly and with a heavy heart”.

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