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Monk not focusing on Swansea future

Swansea City caretaker manager Garry Monk insists he is not worried about whether or not he will keep the job next season.

The former Swans defender took the reins after Michael Laudrup's sacking in early February, given the task of managing the team for the remainder of the season.

Monk has seen the south Wales club drop down to 15th position on the Premier League, sitting just five points above the relegation zone, with seven fixtures to play.

Ahead of Saturday's home meeting with 14th-placed Norwich City, Monk suggested that he was not even thinking about his future at the Liberty Stadium as he preferred to focus on the survival fight.

"Honestly, I am not thinking about my own position. I am trying to do what is best for the players and best for the club," he said.

"Hopefully, we are safe as soon as possible. We are not in that position right now.

"People ask me am I preparing to take it next season? I would be stupid not to.

"I don't want to get to the position where I haven't prepared as if I was taking it for next season, and then I get to the end of the season and he (chairman) says 'yes, you take it' and I am unprepared."

He added: "I can only do what I am doing. I am working hard and preparing the players as much as possible.

"I am more than confident in this group and in myself to be able to get the club safe and make sure we can build again come the summer, and it should be in the Premier League."

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