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Four Realistic Targets Emerge For The Swansea Job

As the search for the replacement for Brendan Rodgers in the Swansea hot seat steps up some interesting names have been mentioned. We look at the three most likely and the shock favourite that has just entered the race. 

Swansea City Chairman Huw Jenkins has outlined that there has been ‘lots and lots’ of interest in the vacant manager’s position but insists that the club are looking to find a specific type of manager.

‘Only certain people will suit our remit’ Jenkins told the South Wales Evening Post‘We will see how a few different things go, but there is no need to panic’

…he added.

There is no doubt that Jenkins has enough time to make sure he gets the right man for the job at the Liberty Stadium.  They will be looking to someone who can continue the good work done by Rodgers, specifically someone who will continue to alllow the team to play the same attractive, free flowing football they placed under Brendan. We look at the favourites below:

Dennis Bergkamp

The Dutch legend is the new favourite for the Swans job after getting his odds slashed to 2/1 despite Bergkamp previously stating he had no desire to become a manager.   The former Arsenal striker is currently assistant coach to Frank De Boer at Ajax.

Micheal Laudrup

Another big name from the continent.  Second in the betting odds at the moment.  The Danish great is in the mix along with Bergkamp primarily after Jenkins was quoted in the same South Wales Evening Post article as saying that there search had gone into Europe:

‘There are probably three or four good managers out there in this country, I will consider anybody wherever they are from’ 

‘You could talk about any manager in Spain or Holland and they would probably feel they had the ability to do the job that we want.’ 

The Barcelona legend has been out of work since leaving Mallorca in September 2011.

Ian Holloway

Charasmatic Blackpool manager who was always going to get linked to a Premiership job, especially after the Tangerines failed at the final step in the play-off competition.  Currently fourth in the race with odds of 4/1.

Graeme Jones

The former Swansea assistant was the early favourite in the running but talks have reportedly broken down according to website This is South Wales.  The article goes on to say that Jones is happy in his current position as assistant to Roberto Martinez at Wigan.  Despite that he is still third in the running with odds of 7/2.

Other name’s in the pot include Gus Poyet, Marcel Desailly and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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