Ashley Williams tells Soccer AM about life under former defensive partner Garry Monk

Last Updated: 26/05/14 9:04am

Swansea City defender Ashley Williams told Soccer AM he's still getting used to having former team-mate Garry Monk as manager.

Monk took the helm at the Liberty Stadium in February after the sacking of Michael Laudrup, and guided the Swans to a 12th-placed finish in the table.

In an old interview with Soccer AM, Williams joked that all the players preferred having him as captain to Monk when the manager was still a player.

"We just call him Monks - we can't stretch to gaffer at the moment"

Ashley Williams

The 35-year-old was captain in south Wales and played alongside Williams in the centre of defence, and the new skipper revealed he has to watch his words around the new boss.

"I definitely think it's better that he's manager now - he's not too bad a manager," he said. "He's changed a little bit - I have to be more serious around him.

"He did well this season, and I learnt a lot from him as captain, so we're happy to work underneath him now.

"We just call him Monks - we can't stretch to gaffer at the moment!"

Wales international Williams said the club when through a tricky spell when it looked like they were being dragged into the relegation battle, but he believes they recovered well and salvaged something from their season.

"I think it wasn't too bad in the end," he said.

"It seemed bad when we were going through everything and we were at the wrong end of the table, but we finished with not many points off last season so it wasn't too bad. When we were going through it, though, it wasn't enjoyable."