Swansea failed to recover from the 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Chelsea after losing 3-1 against Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup.
More than the exit from the FA Cup at the fourth round, questions will be asked about manager Gary Monk’s ability to lead the club. Monk is the youngest manager in the Premier League and he has showed the lack of experience on certain occasions. However, he did remarkably well to keep the club in the Premier league after a dismal first half of last season.
It is expected that the club will continue to keep faith in him over the next few weeks, but continued poor performances may bring jeopardy to his job.
Swansea have managed only one win in the last six matches and this victory came in the third round of the FA Cup against lower league opposition. The club were always expected to struggle scoring goals after the sale of Wilfried Bony to Manchester City for a club record £ 28 million. Monk has revealed that Swansea are not planning to invest most of the sum back into the players, but into the infrastructure of the club. This includes improving the training ground, stadium, and other facilities in order to build for the future.
“The season won’t fizzle out — I will make sure of that because that’s my job. I won’t accept that, anyone who knows me knows that, and the players won’t accept it either.We’re in a difficult moment.
The last two games have been very difficult in different circumstances, but it’s important that we come through it together.We wanted to put things right at Blackburn. Circumstances didn’t help us, but the next game and the next crucial period for us is about making sure that after all the important work we have been doing,” said Monk.