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Next Swansea manager: Welsh frontrunners joined by Champions League manager for Swans job

Thu, 14 December 2017, 11:59

Paul Clement arrived at Swansea last season and dragged them away from relegation and made himself a bit of a hero in south Wales, however football moves fast and the former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich assistant was sacked this week. So who could be the man to save the Welsh club from relegation? What Are The Odds looks at the next Swansea manager odds via Sky Bet.

The latest favourite for the job is former Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer who was given just four Premier League games before getting the boot at the start of the season. He’s backed at 7/4 (2.75) to take the Liberty Stadium hot-seat and would no doubt want to repair his tainted managerial reputation after bad spells in Italy and England.

According to the current next Swansea manager odds Tony Pulis is 7/2 (4.50) to be the man to keep the Swans in the top flight. With a record of never getting a club relegated it might be coming close to the time where fans have to sacrifice their wants for the ‘Swansea way’ of football for the former West Bromwich Albion manager’s keep it simple defensive approach. Staying up will be so important for the American owners at the club, especially now with the club controlling the rights to the stadium and planned expansion works in the future - so it may be that the club will have to make a managerial decision fast.

Leon Britton at 8/1 (9.00) is probably the more interesting ‘outsider pick’. The current caretaker manager has been with the Swans since the old Vetch days, right back to when they were playing Division 3 football, and is a club legend. When Michael Laudrup was sacked at Swansea it was his then assistant Gary Monk who took the reins and the board may look to give Britton a chance to flex his managerial muscles as he knows the club inside out and is likely to command the respect of the dressing room – a win against Crystal Palace in his opening game could very much strengthen his case and slash the next Swansea manager odds.

Ryan Giggs was linked to the Swans job before Clement’s appointment and it’s not really a surprise to see the Welshman once again linked, but way back in the market at 16/1 (17.0). However, would the club’s owners want to take a significant gamble on an unproven manager who would need to save a club from relegation? Giggs has already ‘ruled himself out’ of the running – if he ever was in the running?

Probability of next Swansea City manager

Next Manager Next Swansea City Manager Odds Probability
Frank de Boer   7/4 36.36%
Tony Pulis   7/2 22.22%
Slaven Bilic   11/2 15.38%
Ronald Koeman   7/1 12.50%
Leon Britton   8/1 11.11%

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