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.
Monk playing for Swansea City in 2010
|Full name||Garry Alan Monk|
|Date of birth||6 March 1979|
|Place of birth||Bedford, England|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|Birmingham City (manager)|
|1998||→ Torquay United (loan)||6||(0)|
|1999||→ Stockport County (loan)||2||(0)|
|2001||→ Oxford United (loan)||5||(0)|
|2002–2003||→ Sheffield Wednesday (loan)||15||(0)|
|2003–2004||→ Barnsley (loan)||14||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Garry played for Torquay United Academy until 1995, and began playing for the first team before leaving for Southampton the next year. 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.
Garry started managing Swansea City as their interim player-manager after Michael Laudrup was given the sack. He was good and Swansea were not relegated to the Championship. He became the main manager the next season, and they played well and finished eighth. Garry was not good at the beginning of the next season, and was sacked in Christmas time 2015.
Statistics as managerEdit
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
- Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 291. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0.
- 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.
- BBC Sport - Swansea sack Michael Laudrup and place Garry Monk in charge
- Lovejoy, Joe (9 February 2014). "Garry Monk off to dream start as Swansea put Cardiff in further trouble". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
- "Monk appointed Swans' first-team manager". swanseacity.net. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
- "Crystal Palace 1–0 Swansea City". BBC Sport. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
- "Swansea City part company with manager". BBC Sport. 9 December 2015.
- "Garry Monk resigns as Leeds United head coach with Aitor Karanka job swap on the cards". Telegraph. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
- "Garry Monk: Leeds United head coach resigns after one season". BBC. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
- "Garry Monk: Middlesbrough name ex-Leeds United boss as manager". BBC Sport. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.