Swansea’s Garry Monk coy on rumours linking him to West Ham

Swansea City manager Garry Monk deflected rumours linking him with a potentially move to West Ham United in the summer, describing existing manager Sam Allardyce as “fantastic”, reports BBC Sport

With West Ham manager Sam Allarydce out of contract in the summer, and the hierarchy not likely to offer him a new deal as a result of their poor performance in 2015, the Londoners are reportedly looking for a new manager for next season. Allardyce is still holding out hope of being offered a new deal, but supporters have made their feelings clear about the experienced coach.

And with the hunt for a successor said to be going on behind the scenes, Swansea City manager Garry Monk is a target, following a fantastic season in charge of the Welsh club. Many had tipped City to struggle this season, but they have confounded their critics, and are on course for a top-half finish.

West Ham, as a result, are keen on a manager who can replicate such magic at Upton Park, but Monk feels they should stick by their current boss. When asked about his future, he was quoted as saying: West Ham have a fantastic manager in place. For them to be looking elsewhere – if they are – I think they’ve already got the manager there who’s had a fantastic season. I look at that type of speculation as a compliment to the way myself and the team have worked this season, showing we’re progressing and going in the right direction.”

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