Revealed: Moyes not interested in the Swansea manager job
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David Moyes is not interested in succeeding Garry Monk at Swansea, Football Insider sources understand.
The Premier League’s youngest manager will be sacked in the next 24 hours as he pays the price for the team’s slump in performances, following a run of one win in 13 matches.
A Swansea source has told Football Insider that the decision was made to dismiss Monk after Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Leicester. His job has been hanging by a thread for the last month and senior officials have now decided to end his 18-month reign.
Moyes has been linked with the post at the Liberty Stadium but a source close to the former Manchester United and Everton manager has told Football Insider that he is not in the running.
Moyes, who was sacked by Real Sociedad last month, would prefer to bide his time and wait for another Premier League job to become available.
Brendan Rodgers is still highly regarded by the Swansea hierarchy but it remains to be seen whether he would want to return to the club that he managed for two years before taking charge at Liverpool.
Swansea are ready to wield the axe just seven months after Monk guided the club to highest-ever Premier League finish of eighth.
As reported by Football Insider last month, he had been urged by the Swans hierarchy to accept their offer of a technical director to arrest the team’s slump in performances.
But Monk rejected any assistance and he will now pay the price by losing his job.
Swansea have not won since beating Manchester United on 31 August and, although they lie in 15th in the table, they are only one point above the drop zone and chairman Huw Jenkins want to act before a crisis can develop.
Jenkins and publicity-shy fellow director Michael Morgan, the club’s largest shareholder, have always pre-empted trouble by acting swiftly before a crisis can develop and believe the team’s wretched run offers Swansea an ideal opportunity to replace Monk.
It is unlikely to be a popular decision with supporters.
Monk is not only highly regarded for his 18 months in the dugout but the former defender joined the club in June 2004 when they were in League Two and has been integral in helping to establish them as a top-flight club.