Swansea defender Ashley Williams says he has “lost a mate” after Garry Monk’s sacking as manager.
Monk left the Swans after a run of only one win in 11 Premier League games.
Williams and Monk had been together at Swansea since 2008, first as team-mates and latterly as captain and manager.
“It’s been even more difficult than a normal kind of situation because he’s a mate – you feel like you have let him down,” Williams told BBC Radio 5 live’s Wednesday Night Club programme.
“Then he goes so you have lost a mate that you see every day. It’s just tough really.
“No football player likes to go through this situation – it’s even worse because we haven’t found ourselves like this for such a long time.
“You get used to doing well and it’s a shock at times like this.”
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