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Monk: Laudrup Appointment Shows How Far We've Come

Monk: Laudrup Appointment Shows How Far We've Come

Swansea City skipper Garry Monk says the appointment of Michael Laudrup as manager shows how far the club has come.

Chairman Huw Jenkins has brought in one of the biggest modern legends of the game as Laudrup is highly regarded as one of the best players of the 90s - winning the La Liga title five times in a row for two different clubs - Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Garry Monk has played in every division for the Swans since Jackett got the club on their road to success - winning the League One title in 2005.

'When I think about the years gone by and now we can attract a name of that calibre to Swansea City it is amazing,'

'The progress we've made, we deserved to be linked with these sort of people,'

'It's a privilege for us to have a high calibre manager, but it's also a privilege for him to come and manage this group of players.

'Hopefully he does really well for us. One thing's for sure, he will have a group of players that are willing to work hard and will give him everything.

'I don't think we can help but learn from someone like that. It's a great appointment.'


Monk believes the manager appointment was the hardest they've had to make, and they've come up trumps again - bringing Laudrup in to replace Rodgers on a two-year deal.

'It's probably been the hardest appointment for the club to make,'

'Out of all the candidates that were linked with the job, he definitely seems to have been the best one and the best appointment we could have made.

'We had massive respect for Brendan but Brendan's gone now and the new manager will get our full respect and attention.

'As sad as we were to see Brendan go, we have to adapt and move on quickly.

'All the focus now from the players will be with the new manager and try and do the best we can.'

'We realise it's going to be tougher,'

'But hopefully we've learnt a lot from last season and we'll improve and take that experience into this season. I can't see anything but progression.'








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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Tuesday June 19 2012
Time: 8:42PM

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Incredible to think only 9 years ago we were worst team in whole of Football League - and we were. Miracle how we avoided relegation after being 6 points away from safety at one point
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