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Swansea fires manager Garry Monk after just 1 win in last 11 games in Premier League

  • FILE - This is a Saturday, April 25, 2015 file photo of Swansea City's manager Garry Monk as he awaits for the start of their English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. Swansea  fired manager Garry Monk Wednesday Dec. 9, 2015, after nearly two years in charge, following a dip in form that has seen the team win just one of its last 11 Premier League games. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

    FILE - This is a Saturday, April 25, 2015 file photo of Swansea City's manager Garry Monk as he awaits for the start of their English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. Swansea fired manager Garry Monk Wednesday Dec. 9, 2015, after nearly two years in charge, following a dip in form that has seen the team win just one of its last 11 Premier League games. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This is a Saturday, April 25, 2015 file photo of Swansea City's manager Garry Monk as he awaits for the start of their English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. Swansea  fired manager Garry Monk Wednesday Dec. 9, 2015, after nearly two years in charge, following a dip in form that has seen the team win just one of its last 11 Premier League games. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

    FILE - This is a Saturday, April 25, 2015 file photo of Swansea City's manager Garry Monk as he awaits for the start of their English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. Swansea fired manager Garry Monk Wednesday Dec. 9, 2015, after nearly two years in charge, following a dip in form that has seen the team win just one of its last 11 Premier League games. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This is a Saturday, April 25, 2015 file photo of Swansea City's manager Garry Monk as he awaits for the start of their English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. Swansea  fired manager Garry Monk Wednesday Dec. 9, 2015, after nearly two years in charge, following a dip in form that has seen the team win just one of its last 11 Premier League games. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

    FILE - This is a Saturday, April 25, 2015 file photo of Swansea City's manager Garry Monk as he awaits for the start of their English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. Swansea fired manager Garry Monk Wednesday Dec. 9, 2015, after nearly two years in charge, following a dip in form that has seen the team win just one of its last 11 Premier League games. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)  (The Associated Press)

Swansea has fired manager Garry Monk after nearly two years in charge, following a dip in form that has seen the team win just one of its last 11 Premier League games.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins says he made the decision because of "a drop of performance levels and run of results over the last three months."

Jenkins says "when you take into account the excellent campaign we had last season when we broke all club records in the Premier League, nobody foresaw the position we would be in at this moment in time."

Monk was with the club for more than 11 years, first as a defender and then manager since February 2014 when he replaced Michael Laudrup.