Swansea City part company with manager Michael Laudrup
(Sporting Alert) -- Barclays Premier League side Swansea City have announced that it parted ways with manager Michael Laudrup, following a recent run of poor form.
The news came on Tuesday with the club announcing that things weren't going the way they had expected, as it was understood that Laudrup didn't like the direction the club wanted to take.
Garry Monk, who joined the club on Tuesday, was brought in to work alongside Laudrup, who apparently did not like that idea.
With the depart of Laudrup, the club says Monk will now take up the reigns as head coach and partner with current first team coach Alan Curtis for the "foreseeable future."
“It is a decision we have taken reluctantly,’’ confirmed Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins said on the club's website at www.swanseacity.net.
“But it’s a decision made in the best interests of Swansea City Football Club and our supporters.
“It is the first time in nearly 10 years that the club has parted with a manager in this way, but we had to remove the constant uncertainty surrounding the club and Michael’s long-term future with us.
“I had a meeting with Michael today in a final attempt to support him and establish a way to improve the work of the backroom team to secure the results we need over the final 14 Premier League games.
“However, after thinking long and hard about the best way forward, I felt it was unlikely we would achieve a stable environment at the club to allow us to get back to basics and produce the performance levels that have served Swansea City so well over the last few years."
Swansea City, have been very poor in the last ten games, winning one of those ten games.
The team is sitting 12th in the EPL standings, but two points above the relegation zone and club wanted to act quickly.
“We need to put that uncertainty behind us and move forward as a united football club on all fronts, while placing on record our gratitude to Michael for the work he has done over the last 18 months and wish him well for the future."
The Swansea chairman concluded: “I hope all our supporters can fully understand how difficult this period has been for us and I would urge everyone connected to the football club to get behind Garry Monk, the staff and players."
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