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Swansea’s Williams sad over Monk’s sack


Willlliams-kk-Pg-78-17-12-15+++Swansea defender Ashley Williams says he has “lost a mate” after Garry Monk’s sacking as manager.

Monk left the Swans after a run of only one win in 11 Premier League games.

Williams and Monk had been together at Swansea since 2008, first as team-mates and latterly as captain and manager.

“It’s been even more difficult than a normal kind of situation because he’s a mate – you feel like you have let him down,” Williams told BBC Radio 5 live’s Wednesday Night Club programme.

“Then he goes so you have lost a mate that you see every day. It’s just tough really.

“No football player likes to go through this situation – it’s even worse because we haven’t found ourselves like this for such a long time.

“You get used to doing well and it’s a shock at times like this.”

Swansea are one place above the relegation zone, with first-team coach Alan Curtis in temporary charge as chairman Huw Jenkins searches for a replacement for Monk.

Jenkins is in South America, with Argentina’s Marcelo Bielsa the odds-on favourite.

Bielsa, 60, a former Argentina and Chile boss, resigned from French club Marseille in August and is unattached.
Culled from BBCSports

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