Monk ready for the challenge

Garry Monk will take charge of Swansea for the first time this weekend as their new permanent manager, claiming: "It doesn't faze me at all."

I feel very honoured.

It is something I have always dreamed about doing. I didn't expect it to come this soon, and it is an opportunity I intend to take.

I've lived in this city for 10 years. I have always tried my hardest for the club, so it never felt like a trial.

You are there to be judged. I expect that. It doesn't faze me at all. I have a plan in my own head of what I want to do and how to go about it.

I want to take the club forward. I have been part of the 10-year journey with this club, and now it is about improving on that, which is what I will be looking to do.

– Swansea head coach Garry Monk

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