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Swansea set to confirm Monk

Swansea are set to appoint Garry Monk as their permanent manager within 48 hours, according to Sky Sports News sources.

Monk was made interim Swans player-manager in February following the sacking of Michael Laudrup.

Since taking charge, the Welsh club have claimed four wins, three draws and lost six of their Premier League games.

Monk secured Swansea their top-flight status with a couple of games to spare after crushing Aston Villa 4-1 last month, to claim back-to-back wins for the first time in 16 months.

The former captain, who joined the club 10 years ago when they were playing in League Two, hinted he was in line for the permanent position at the weekend.

"Nothing's been confirmed," said the 35-year-old following the 1-0 defeat to Southampton at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

"They [the board] said they would confirm it [the manager's role] before the end of the season, so that means there's a week left and obviously sooner will be better rather than later."