Liverpool and Everton bosses aid Swansea win

Garry Monk enjoyed his managerial debut. Photo: PA

Head coach Garry Monk has revealed how advice from Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez helped him guide Swansea to a resounding south Wales derby victory over Cardiff.

Monk, put in charge for the "foreseeable future" following Michael Laudrup's dismissal, watched Wayne Routledge give his side the lead just after the break before Nathan Dyer and Wilfried Bony completed a handsome 3-0 win.

Kenwyne Jones missed two excellent first-half chances while the superb Craig Bellamy rattled the crossbar for the visitors.

It may take time for the role to become a good fit for Monk, who, perhaps understandably, did not always look comfortable with the attention focused on him and regularly sought counsel from the likes of Alan Curtis and Pep Clotet in the dug-out.

But he will not care one jot after claiming such a valuable three points, which moved the club he has served for a decade four points clear of the relegation zone and into the top half of the Premier League table.

And ex-Swansea managers Rodgers and Martinez, now in charge of Merseyside heavyweights Liverpool and Everton, had provided Monk with astute guidance as he prepared for his first game in charge.

"I spoke to Brendan, I spoke to Roberto and I spoke to Kenny Jackett. All people who have been here," he said.

"The support I have had here has been magnificent.

"They gave me advice which I will keep to myself, but they are guys at the very top of their game and when they are giving you good advice and wishing you well and giving you little bits and bobs it can only help."