Monk not quitting

Swansea City manager Garry Monk insists that he will not quit the club despite their latest defeat, a 3-0 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, dropping them down to 15th in the standings.

A hattrick from Foxes forward Riyad Mahrez resigned the Swans to a fourth defeat in their last five matches, putting them one point above the relegation zone with just one win in their last 11 league matches.

"I have never thought I've had enough," Monk said. "I have never quit anything in my life – I will fight as hard as I can because I want the club to do well and I want to bring success.

"No one knows the principles of the club more than myself and no one will fight harder. That's never in question. It is extremely frustrating, and that is putting it nicely. I don't know what more I can do. I am trying to find all the ways to make it better and produce."

The 36-year-old former centre-back has been at the Welsh club since 2004, first as a player with over 200 appearances before getting the manager's job via a stint as interim player-manager.

The Swans managed an impressive eighth-place finish under Monk last season, but with things not going their way this time round the Englishman is willing to take the blame for their beleaguered form.

"We can talk about players or this or that but ultimately it is with me," he added. "It is my responsibility for the results and performances. Simple as that. I pick the team, I train the team and try to do it to my best.

"It is frustrating when you work hard with the players all week and see a really good attitude towards everything. All week there was barely a day I can say there was a bad training session or they didn't quite understand it.

"It is a precarious situation where we are getting dragged close to the relegation places and we can't afford to not be getting results for a sustained period."

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