Garry Monk

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Garry Monk
Garry Monk.jpg
Monk playing for Swansea City in 2010
Personal information
Full name Garry Alan Monk[1]
Date of birth (1979-03-06) 6 March 1979 (age 39)[1]
Place of birth Bedford, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Birmingham City (manager)
Youth career
0000–1995 Torquay United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Torquay United 5 (0)
1996–2004 Southampton 11 (0)
1998Torquay United (loan) 6 (0)
1999Stockport County (loan) 2 (0)
2001Oxford United (loan) 5 (0)
2002–2003Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 15 (0)
2003–2004Barnsley (loan) 14 (0)
2004 Barnsley 3 (0)
2004–2014 Swansea City 226 (3)
Total 287 (3)
Teams managed
2014–2015 Swansea City
2016–2017 Leeds United
2017 Middlesbrough
2018– Birmingham City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Garry Alan Monk (born 6 March 1979) is an English football manager and former player. He has managed EFL Championship club Middlesbrough since 2017. He played for Torquay United, Southampton, Barnsley and Swansea City. He has previously been the manager of Swansea and Leeds United.

Career[change | change source]

Playing career[change | change source]

Garry played for Torquay United Academy until 1995, and began playing for the first team before leaving for Southampton the next year.[2] He rarely played for The Saints and went out on loan to Torquay, Stockport County, Oxford United and Sheffield Wendesday. He also played on loan for Barnsley, before joining permanently in January 2004.

He left for Swansea City in Summer 2004, and stayed there for ten years. Garry was captain for a while, but retired from football in 2004.

Managerial career[change | change source]

Garry started managing Swansea City as their interim player-manager after Michael Laudrup was given the sack.[3] He was good and Swansea were not relegated to the Championship.[4] He became the main manager the next season,[5] and they played well and finished eighth.[6] Garry was not good at the beginning of the next season, and was sacked in Christmas time 2015.[7]

He was manager of Leeds United from 2016 to 2017, where they finished seventh; he resigned from his job despite the club wanting him to stay.[8][9]

Garry became the manager of Middlesbrough in 2017.[10]

Statistics as manager[change | change source]

Swansea City Played:77, Won:28, Drew:17, Lost:32, Win%:36.4

Leeds United Played:53, Won:32, Drew:11, Lost:17, Win%:47.2

Middlesbrough Played:0, Won:0, Drew:0, Lost:0, Win%:N/A

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 291. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0.
  2. Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (2003). In That Number – A post-war chronicle of Southampton FC. Hagiology Publishing. pp. 552–553. ISBN 0-9534474-3-X.
  3. BBC Sport - Swansea sack Michael Laudrup and place Garry Monk in charge
  4. Lovejoy, Joe (9 February 2014). "Garry Monk off to dream start as Swansea put Cardiff in further trouble". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  5. "Monk appointed Swans' first-team manager". swanseacity.net. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  6. "Crystal Palace 1–0 Swansea City". BBC Sport. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  7. "Swansea City part company with manager". BBC Sport. 9 December 2015.
  8. "Garry Monk resigns as Leeds United head coach with Aitor Karanka job swap on the cards". Telegraph. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  9. "Garry Monk: Leeds United head coach resigns after one season". BBC. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  10. "Garry Monk: Middlesbrough name ex-Leeds United boss as manager". BBC Sport. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.