Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Monk Very Impressed With New Boss

Monk Very Impressed With New Boss

Club captain Gary Monk has told the Official site how impressed he is with new Portuguese boss Paulo Sousa.

The players are due back on Thursday to meet the new gaffer before pre-season training begins on Monday, but decided to visit the Liberty Stadium early to meet the new manager.

Monk said how impressed he was with what Sousa had to say in their lengthy meeting:

'I was very impressed with what he had to say and I can't wait to get started.

'As a player he has achieved virtually everything in the game and I'm sure, like me, the boys will be looking forward to sharing his vast knowledge.

'He came across as very professional and knows exactly what he wants to do. You can only learn from people like that.

'I don't think he wants to change a great deal because he has the same philosophy on how the game should be played.

'He is certainly going to tweak things here and there and I'm sure over the next few weeks we will see his own methods coming through to improve us all as players.


The skipper also added that the players are professionals and they all understand that they had to prove themselves to the new manager.

Nobody's place in the first team is now safe and they'll all be trying to make a big impression during the pre-season campaign.

Sousa has been joined by Bruno Oliveira as his assistant and coach John Harbin is also expected to join this week.

Monk added:

'I think all the players have been watching the managerial developments at the club with interest over the summer, especially trying to catch up with all the news while on holiday abroad.

'But we are professionals and we know we've got to prove ourselves (to the manager) all over again. That's what all the boys will be thinking, whether they've been regulars in the side in the past or not.

'Swansea City has been a big part of my life for the last five years - and I'll be fighting to keep it that way for some time to come.''


Gary Monk overcame a long-term knee injury in 2007 to return as a regular at the back in the last two seasons, proving to be one of our most improved players.



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Wednesday June 24 2009
Time: 10:26PM

Comments

0
All the signs are looking really good and positive about Paulo Sousa
GThomas
24/06/2009 22:34:00
0
talk is easy
cyjax
24/06/2009 23:10:00
0
i know that cyjax but a good talker can also motivate players.
james,jackarmy
24/06/2009 23:30:00
0
Ditto @ James, but motivation at the moment is also on 1st team, so we have all that to look forward to aswell next season, can't wait.
OriginalXOR
24/06/2009 23:45:00
0
Afterall it was his QPR that beat us last season, not the Dowie one that could only hold a goal-less draw.
OriginalXOR
25/06/2009 12:53:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Stats: Swansea's Midfielders Compared - Ki, Cork & Britton

A stats comparison of Swansea's current midfield trio provides some surprising results...

Britton Wins Man of the Match Vote vs Palace

Leon Britton was your clear man of the match in the 1-1 home draw against Crystal Palace

Rate The Players: Swansea City 1-1 Crystal Palace

Rate the players' performances in the goalless draw at home against Crystal Palace

Guidolin Aims To Improve Set Pieces As Swans Drop 2 Points

Francesco Guidolin insisted that his Swansea City team have to improve their set piece play after it cost his side another victory

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What will the result be vs Southampton?
Suggested By:
Swansea City win60%
Draw30%
Southampton10%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 5:30PM : Aston Villa (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W3
2.Vital Swansea City2
3.eye_nose_hat2
4.Dennis Downing2