Three Still in Contention for Swansea Job

By: SBAT Staff

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Swansea City are slowly narrowing down the list of candidates to be their next manager, with just six remaining on the final shortlist. Three of those names are in the media and it is expected that over the coming days they will all have second interviews with the club. Two names that can be ruled out are Micky Mellon and Mike Flynn, who have been confirmed as being out of the running. 

Gus Poyet is the biggest name still on the list, and he is someone that the club have been interested in before, which makes him one of the main contenders. This time he is available and wanting to get back into the English game, so don't be surprised if he gets the job. Michael Appleton is another interesting name, having finished the season at West Brom when they were without manager, he was helping caretaker boss James Shan then, but has an interest in taking over full time. 

if Swansea want to go with someone they know, and someone who knows the club inside out then there would be few that could match the knowledge of the club that Cameron Toshack has. He has been at the club from 2013 in their academy, and had a brief spell as assistant manager to Leon Britton when he took temporary charge back in December 2017. 

The process looks to be coming to an end, and it is likely that Swansea fans will know their new manager by sometime next week, if not sooner. 

The former Premier League club made it clear that they wouldn't take big risks to try and get back into the Premier League at the first time of asking, they are prepared to take the slower route and build properly. They are priced up at 8/1 to gain promotion next season, and that puts them where many would expect them to be. Right now they appear to be lacking the quality needed, but a couple of good signings would certainly change that.