No surprise the axe fell on Monk.
Byline: Ian DOYLE email@example.com
NORMALLY clubs sack a manager after one desperate result too many.
So for Garry Monk to be given the heave-ho by Swansea City after losing to the Premier League leaders seemed a little harsh.
It was, however, no surprise. Swansea wielded the axe after a run of results that has seen them slide inexorably towards the Aston Villa zone, as we're now calling it.
They were only 15 games into the season. Yet, with the huge new television deal kicking in next year, this would be the wrong time to drop out of the top flight.
Perhaps for that very reason, unemployed managers aren't exactly queuing up to fill Monk's shoes.
David Moyes has distanced himself from the vacant role.
Meanwhile, reports Brendan Rodgers isn't interested in returning to Swansea as he's holding out for the England job shouldn't be entirely dismissed.
After all, look what happened to Roy Hodgson after he was dumped by Liverpool.