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Former Argentina boss new favourite for Swansea City job

BielsaSwansea City fans in the Transfer Tavern passing the time with a game of pool are intrigued by the prospect of Marcelo Bielsa taking charge at the Liberty Stadium after reports published by ESPN.

It is believed that, despite earlier reports, the Welsh side have not made an approach for AEK Athens manager Gus Poyet as the club seek a replacement for Garry Monk, who was relieved of his duties last week after winning just one of his last 13 games in charge.

With ex-Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers ruling himself out of a return to the club, and former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes also distancing himself from rumours, Poyet was said to be a leading candidate.

However, an AEK spokesperson told the BBC:

“We have not been approached by Swansea, there is no need for us to be approached and no propositions have been made from Swansea. Mr Poyet is happy at the club and will be our manager at least until the end of the season.”

The South Wales Evening Post and Wales Online have now reported that Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has started interviewing candidates to replace Monk, with Bielsa currently standing as the odds-on favourite to take the reins at Swansea.

The Sun reported on Tuesday that Jenkins had flown to South America in order to hold talks with Bielsa, who is out of work after leaving Marseille in August, having resigned after conflicts with his management.

The 60-year old had previously managed Argentina, Chile and Athletic Bilbao before the French Ligue 1 outfit.

Swansea fans, would Bielsa be a good appointment by your club? Let us know in the comments below!

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