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

Thu, 14 December 2017, 10:59

The pressure continues to mount on Swansea manager Paul Clement, with the club suffering yet another defeat at the hands of Manchester City leaving the Swans bottom of the Premier League table. What Are The Odds looks at the next Swansea manger odds according to Paddy Power.

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 just three victories in 17 league games is putting the former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich assistant on the brink at the Liberty Stadium. So who could be the man to save the Swans from relegation?

According to the odds its evens (2.00) on former West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis being 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 Pulis’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.

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, backed as second favourite with odds of 10/3 (4.33). 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? Now may not be the moment for Giggs, but he might be among the frontrunners for a reason.

Paulo Fonseca is an interesting choice and possibly a more exciting appointment from a Swansea fans point of view - the current Shakhtar Donetsk manager has guided the Ukrainian side into the knockout rounds of the Champions League, impressively beating Manchester City on the way to doing so. Whether or not Fonseca would depart a Champions League club now for a relegation dogfight in the Premier League is the big questions and the odds probably reflect the doubt of it happening - 13/1 (14.0).

Leon Britton at 20/1 (21.0) is probably the more interesting outsider pick. The current assistant coach / player has been with the Swans since the old Vetch days in Division 3 at the time, and is a club legend. When Michael Laudrup was sacked at Swansea it was his then assistant Gary Monk who took the reigns 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.

Probability of next Swansea City manager

Next Manager Next Swansea City Manager Odds Probability
Tony Pulis   1/1 50.00%
Ryan Giggs   10/3 23.08%
Paulo Fonseca   13/1 7.14%
Martin O'Neill   14/1 6.67%
Michael O'Neill   14/1 6.67%

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