Garry Monk has managed in the Premier League in the past, and in an interview with BBC Sport Wales he has confirmed he is determined to return to the top flight of English football, this time with Sheffield Wednesday.
Monk’s managerial career started at former club Swansea City in the Premier League, when he stepped up from being club captain to save his side from relegation, and then managed to achieve the Welsh side’s highest finish in their Premier League history.
It is Swansea City who visit his current club this weekend, and ahead of the game, Monk spoke about his ambition to return to the Premier League.
He said: “It’s everyone’s ambition to manage at the highest level you can. I have had a taste of that and had relative success at that stage with no experience. That ambition is always there. It burns inside you. That’s why you do it.”
“There would be nothing greater than to manage at that level with this club, but that’s a long way away at the moment. We have a lot of work to do to try to achieve that, but at clubs like Sheffield Wednesday you have to have that ambition. There is no fearing it.”
Prior to his time at Sheffield Wednesday, Monk has tried his hand to earning a number of clubs promotion to the Premier League. He guided Leeds United to a seventh place finish, narrowly missing out on the Play-Offs, before unsuccessful spells at both Middlesbrough and Birmingham City.