Monk assures no Laudrup conflict at Swansea

Swansea City defender Garry Monk insists there is no unrest between the players and manager Michael Laudrup.

Swansea City defender Garry Monk insists there is no unrest between the players and manager Michael Laudrup.

There have been reports suggesting that the Welsh club were in some sort of disarray following their five-game Premier League winless run but Monk has made it clear that all the playing group are behind Laudrup who guided the Swans to two impressive wins to begin the campaign.

"There are always rumours flying around every football club, but I can assure you that there is no problem here and everyone is pulling in the same direction,” he told the South Wales Evening Post.

"It was quite funny reading an article in the paper yesterday morning saying that the senior players were ready to revolt against the manager. Well I say funny, in fact it made most of the boys angry.

"The article (in a London newspaper) came as a surprise to us all because we are a close-knit club – always have been and always will be – whatever people say or write.

"If there is a problem then everyone knows that the door to the manager's office is always open and you are listened to and treated the same whether you are a senior player or a young pro – and that's the way it should be.

"If people want to try and unsettle us, then fine, because I can guarantee it will only make us stronger."

 

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