Alan Curtis
Curtis replaced Garry Monk in December. Getty

Swansea City have confirmed caretaker manager Alan Curtis will remain in charge of the club for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

Curtis took the reins after the Swans parted ways with Garry Monk in December following a run of results which saw them win just once in 11 Premier League games.

Since taking over, Curtis, 61, has led the south Wales club through five games, winning once, drawing twice and losing twice to take five points from a possible 15. Swansea are currently sat 17<sup>th in the league, two points above the relegation zone.

In a statement,club chairman Huw Jenkins said: "We have all been impressed with the way he (Curtis) has improved performance levels over the last five games. The players have obviously responded to him because we have seen an uplift in performances.

"I know some people will query why we didn't have a replacement lined up when we parted company with Garry Monk, but we didn't expect to be in the situation we were in when you look at our position mid-September.

"Finding a replacement hasn't been easy because we didn't want to make a short-term decision that would be detrimental to the club long-term. It's a unique situation for us and I think we are only now appreciating what other Premier League clubs in our position have gone through in the last five years.

"We've spoken to a lot of potential managers. Some didn't want to leave the clubs they were at this late stage in the season, while others didn't want to put their reputation on the line by joining a club at the wrong end of the table.

"In the end, we felt the best decision was to keep things in-house and change as little as we can until taking stock in the summer."

Swansea take on Oxford United in their FA Cup third round clash on Saturday before a vital Premier League battle with Sunderland on Wednesday 13 January.