Swansea sticks with Curtis until end of season

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SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Alan Curtis will stay in charge of Swansea until the end of the Premier League season after impressing in his role as caretaker manager following the firing of Garry Monk last month.

Swansea has collected five points in five games under Curtis, who has kept the Welsh team out of the relegation zone.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins says "we have all been impressed with the way (Curtis) has improved performance levels ... The players have obviously responded to him because we have seen an uplift in performances."

Jenkins says Thursday that finding a replacement for Monk "hasn't been easy because we didn't want to make a short-term decision that would be detrimental to the club long-term."

Swansea is 17th in the 20-team Premier League.

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