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Swansea boss has 'no problems' following dispute with star

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Flores remains in Monk's plans (©GettyImages)
Flores remains in Monk's plans (©GettyImages).

Swansea City's caretaker-manager Gary Monk has moved to confirm that Chico Flores remains part of his pans despite a training ground incident that occurred last month, according to Sky Sports.

Police were called to Swansea's training ground last month following an alleged bust-up between the pair. Spanish international Flores repeatedly picked up a brick during the incident, but no charges were made by the police. 

Reports had initially confirmed that Monk's appointment had effectively ended the career of Flores, but the Englishman has ruthlessly denied these claims. Monk has also confirmed that Flores will be part of the squad that faces Cardiff City on Saturday evening. 

"Chico will be involved in the squad. We have absolutely zero problems. To be fair, I was talking to him today about tactical stuff. 

"Me and Chico have had a fantastic relationship, honestly, and everything that has gone on outside has been blown up and we have a laugh about it. There are no problems whatsoever- Chico is a good man," Monk told reporters.

Monk, who had been playing for the Welsh club for ten years also admitted that he is thrilled to get the chance to manage the team that he has remained with for the last decade. 

"I just have to concentrate on preparing the team and I have to do it the way I feel is best. I've always said that I would be prepared (to take over) for the club and that is all I have to be. I am not trying to follow or be someone else- only myself," Monk said. 

"I've been here for 10 years now and I know everything about the club, I know about the players and the reputation we have built up," he added. 

Swansea currently reside in 12th place in the Premier League, but are only two points clear of the relegation zone.

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