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Manuel Pellegrini offers his backing to Garry Monk

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Swansea Manager Garry Monk was sacked by club Chairman Huw Jenkins this week, but Manchester City Manager Manuel Pellegrini appears not to be a fan of the sacking and the lack of patience of many English clubs.

Pellegrini told the media today regarding Monk's sacking:

"I don't think the problem with Swansea was the manager - Monk made a very good season with Swansea last year,."

"They're in a bad moment but it's not down to one person - in football, you're never surprised about anything but I'm sure he's the same good manager he was last year.

"Normally in England, some years ago, there was more patience with managers. Garry Monk had a great season last season, now he's sacked because they lost two or three in a row. For every team, in opinion, they would play better if they stick with the same manager.

"I don't think that's the way to manage a club."

Pellegrini's Manchester City host managerless Swansea City tomorrow at Eastlands.