Swansea manager Garry Monk revealed he is close to signing a new contract after overseeing a superb season, finishing a club-highest eighth in the Premier League.
Ahead of the 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace, the Swans were guaranteed to secure eighth place regardless of what happened in south-east London.
While it was not the result they wanted, the loss failed to take the gloss off an impressive campaign under Monk.
"I'm talking to the club about a new contract and those negotiations are well under...
Marouane Chamakh fired a rare goal to complete Alan Pardew's fairytale return to Crystal Palace, but it was a bitter-sweet experience for the Moroccan forward.
Chamakh combined with Scott Dann in the second half to claim only his fourth goal of the season, but shortly after he crashed to the deck in agony after damaging his left hamstring while in full flight and he had to be helped from the pitch.
The 1-0 victory over Swansea was the 10th win of Pardew's 18 Barclays Premier League games as Palace...
Garry Monk has revealed how the critics have driven him on to make a success of his first full season in charge of Swansea.
Monk, at 36 the youngest manager in the Premier League, has steered Swansea to their highest finish of eighth with a record points total.
But many commentators, including high-profile pundits like Robbie Savage, tipped Monk's men for relegation at the start of the season and Mark Lawrenson said Swansea would "sink like a stone" after selling top scorer Wilfried Bony to Manchester...