Reports popped up yesterday stating that Swansea have sacked Michael Laudrup and have put club captain Garry Monk in charge for their upcoming clash against Cardiff City.
“It is a decision we have taken reluctantly,” Jenkins told the club’s website.
“But it’s a decision made in the best interests of Swansea City football club and our supporters.”
Rumours have been spotted on the web about Laudrup’s future since the Swans lost 2-0 against west-ham. They had been defeated for the sixth time in a row leaving them just two points off the relegation places.
Monk had been appointed to join the club’s backroom staff as part of a reshuffle of the club’s coaching set-up, but instead found himself in the role of head coach “for the foreseeable future.”
Swansea attacking legend Alan Curtis, will lend his knowledge in assisting Monk as they seek revenge over the Bluebirds for their 1-0 defeat against Cardiff City in November.
Laudrup was replaced by the current Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers in south Wales in June 2012 and went on to lead the Swans to their first major trophy when they won the 2013 League Cup.
That success won them a place in this season’s Europa League, a campaign that produced an outstanding 3-0 victory at Spanish-flight side Valencia in September.
Jenkins added: “It is the first time in nearly 10 years that the club has parted with a manager in this way, but we had to remove the constant uncertainty surrounding the club and Michael’s long-term future with us.
“I had a meeting with Michael today in a final attempt to support him and establish a way to improve the work of the backroom team to secure the results we need over the final 14 Premier League games.
“However, after thinking long and hard about the best way forward, I felt it was unlikely we would achieve a stable environment at the club to allow us to get back to basics and produce the performance levels that have served Swansea City so well over the last few years.
“Now we need to put that uncertainty behind us and move forward as a united football club on all fronts, while placing on record our gratitude to Michael for the work he has done over the last 18 months and wish him well for the future.”