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Garry Monk first team manager

Born 06 Mar 1979
Country England

Bio

Garry Monk was appointed as Blues' First Team Manager on 4 March 2018 on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

Monk began his managerial career with Swansea City, in February 2014, succeeding Michael Laudrup.

Having kept the Swans in the Premier League, he guided them to a club-best eighth in the 2014-15 campaign.

In the summer of 2016 he joined Leeds United and brought the good times back to Elland Road following several mid-table finishes.

He spent one season at the Yorkshire outfit taking them to within goal difference of the Championship play-offs.

In June 2017, Monk took up the reins at newly-relegated Middlesbrough and his time at the Riverside came to an end in December, following an away victory over Sheffield Wednesday with the team sitting three points outside the Play-Offs.

As a player, centre-half Monk made 339 career appearances and lifted the League Cup with Swansea in 2013.

He also captained the Swans to the League One title and Championship Play-Off Final victory.

Born in Bedford, he began his career as a trainee at Torquay United before moving to Southampton.

But it was at Swansea, where he moved in 2004, that he really carved out a niche.

During an 11-year spell as a player with the Swans he went on to make 270 appearances for the South Wales Club.

Ironically, Monk’s final game as a player came for Swansea against Blues at St. Andrew’s in September 2013, as the Swans were beaten 3-1 in a Capital One Cup tie.

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Joined 04 Mar 2018

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