Swansea should follow Manchester United blueprint, says Alan Tate

Former Swansea City defender Alan Tate says his old club should copy the Manchester United "blueprint" by sticking with under-pressure manager Garry Monk.

Tate joined Swansea from United, whose faith in Sir Alex Ferguson during his difficult first few years as manager paid off as they became one of the most successful clubs in history.

And Tate argues Swansea need to show similar patience with his friend and former team-mate as the board consider Monk's future amid the club's recent poor form.

In an interview with the BBC's Sport Wales programme, Tate also reveals how he fell out with former Swansea boss Michael Laudrup, realised in a game of golf with Monk that his 13-year career at Swansea was over and how he's adjusting to life in the Welsh Premier League with Port Talbot Town.

Watch the full interview with Alan Tate on Sport Wales on Friday, 27 November at 19:00 GMT on BBC Two Wales. Sport Wales is also available on iPlayer.

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