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Five potential replacements for Garry Monk at Swansea

| 10.11.2015

Matt Haynes | November 09, 2015

After one win in nine matches, Swansea City boss Garry Monk’s job is understood to be under threat, with the south Wales outfit currently languishing in 14th in the Premier League.

As a result Coral, who give him an odds-on price of 1/2 in the next Premier League manager to be sacked market, suggest five alternatives who the Swans could pursue if the two parties go their separate ways with Swansea 3/1 for a top 10 finish.

David Moyes

Despite the Real Sociedad manager’s job also being under threat, the Scot is an experienced campaigner in the Premier League, having brought Everton from near the relegation zone into the top four at his peak.

Vastly more experienced than Monk, Moyes will know how to get the best out of Swansea’s current crop of players and a club with Swansea’s ambition could do much worse than hire the former Manchester United manager.

Brendan Rodgers

This would certainly be an interesting one. The Northern Irishman’s success at Swansea led to him being poached by Liverpool. Whether either party would go back is the issue here, though Chelsea rehired Jose Mourinho and the Portuguese boss won the Premier League and the Capital One Cup.

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Renowned at Swansea for getting the best out of youth players while he was there and implementing an attacking style of football, there is no doubt that he could get them back to right end of the league if he doesn’t think it is a backwards step.

Nigel Adkins

Certainly an interesting one, though the 50-year-old worked wonders with Southampton and there was absolutely no reason why he should have got the boot from the Saints.

While he only signed on at Sheffield United in the summer, he is definitely a Premier League quality boss and he could come across Jenkins’ radar.

Nigel Pearson

It is unlikely that chairman Huw Jenkins would take a risk on such an outspoken character, though if he wants a manager who can get the best out of players, then the former Leicester boss, who is linked with Fulham and QPR could be a possible choice.

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Guus Hiddink

This one is definitely a wildcard and while he may have lost his job with the Netherlands, there is no doubting his managerial ability at club level.

Having managed Chelsea, where he won the FA Cup in 2009 while interim boss, he got to know the Premier League and a club like Swansea might be a good place where he can gradually start to rebuild his previously sterling reputation.


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Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.