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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.



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

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All the signs are looking really good and positive about Paulo Sousa
GThomas
24/06/2009 22:34:00
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talk is easy
cyjax
24/06/2009 23:10:00
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i know that cyjax but a good talker can also motivate players.
james,jackarmy
24/06/2009 23:30:00
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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
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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
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