Garry Monk wins Manager of the Month award

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Swansea manager Garry Monk has won the Barclays Premier League manager of the month award for August, following his side's a perfect start of the season.

Monk, who at 35-years-old is the youngest manager in the Premier League, beat off the likes of Jose Mourinho, Paul Lambert and Mark Hughes for the accolade, by having a 100% win record since the start of the season.

Great start

Monk's team started impressively, as the Swans played the act of party poopers on Louis van Gaal's debut at Manchester United, with Gylfi Sigurdsson scoring the winning goal in a 2-1 win at Old Trafford on the opening day.

A 1-0 win against Burnley and 3-0 against West Brom at home followed, and is an excellent start to his first full season in charge at the Liberty Stadium.

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Monk's managerial career

The centre back, who famously played in all four divisions for the Swans, stepped into the managerial hot-seat after the rather controversial second season of Danish legend Michael Laudrup was threatening the Swans with a potential dogfight.

But after Monk led the team to a 3-0 win on his debut, he navigated the Swans to safety and has guaranteed the good work in the new campaign.

The 35-year-old now faces Mourinho at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in a top of the table clash, but despite being underdogs for the match, Monk has deservedly won this battle, so will hope to translate that into three points.

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