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Swansea boss taking safety-first approach

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Garry Monk says he won't be considering his own future until Swansea's Premier League place is secured for next season.

Former boss, Michael Laudrup was shown the door back in February and Monk was appointed as manager for the "foreseeable future."

Swansea gained a valuable three points when they beat Newcastle 2-1 at St. James' Parklast weekend, but Monk doesn't think his side are safe just yet.

"We are not secure. It's not mathematically done yet," Monk told BBC Sport"When that comes about, I am pretty sure that is when I will be able to sit down with the board and see what the future is."

The former Swans skipper has been quoted in the past saying he would like to take the post on a full-time basis.

Monk is putting those thoughts aside for the time being as they begin the last three games of their season at home to fellow relegation rival Aston Villa this weekend.

The Swans sit six points above the drop-zone knowing one more win would all but guarantee Premier League football at the Liberty Stadium next season.

"It's far from over for us. If we go into these three games and we don't get any points and the other teams win, then we are relegated," Monk added.

"When it is mathematically done, that is when I can sit down with the chairman [Huw Jenkins] and the club and see what the future is and what their thinking is.

"The future for me was always to go into coaching and management. Who wouldn't want to do a job like this?"

Monk has been dealt an injury blow ahead of the Villa game, Spanish forward Michu has been ruled out due to an ankle problem.

Monk is hopeful that the former Rayo Vallecano man will return before the season finishes.

"We can't quite seem to get the swelling down. It's really small margins," Monk added.

"Along with our medical department, he has travelled to Spain to see the national doctor for information from him. We will know more today."


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