Swansea sack Garry Monk as former Sunderland boss awaits…

Garry Monk has been sacked as Swansea manager, report the the Guardian.

Just one win in 11 Premier League games had seen the 36-year old coach placed under increasing pressure to keep his job at the Liberty Stadium, despite winning Manager of the Month in August.

Now, Huw Jenkins has sacked the man who had been touted as a future candidate for the England job.

He had led the Swans to 8th last season and record 56 points in the top tier but has been dismissed at tothe position he has held since February 2014 after taking over from Michael Laudrup.

Former boss Brendan Rodgers has been linked with the post, though it is understood he could be tempted by a lucrative move to the Middle East following his departure from Liverpool.

Another out of work boss, David Moyes, is also said to be distancing himself from the position as he looks to secure another job on the continent.

AEK Athens chief Gus Poyet, who formerly managed Sunderland until last season, is the most recent candidate emerging for the Welsh club. His buyout clause is believed to be just £300,000 in the Greek capital and Jenkins is a known admirer.