It seems that Swansea remain an attractive proposition for managers across the continent, despite the controversy surrounding Michael Laudrup’s departure.
Ronald Koeman, who won the 1992 European Cup alongside the Dane as part of Barcelona’s ‘dream team’, is the latest name linked to taking over from Garry Monk at the end of 2013/14.
The Daily Star report that Swansea’s Dutch director John van Zweden ‘claims’ to have received representations from Koeman’s agent Guido Albers, saying:
“Albers has indeed approached me asking if Koeman is a suitable candidate for Swansea.”
Monk is at the wheel until the end of the campaign, but has yet to be given the role permanently having overseen a solitary win in seven matches so far.
Koeman would fit the mould of recent managerial appointments at the Liberty given he’ll be a free agent at the end of the campaign.
Current club Feyenoord will be aggrieved to see him go.
Having taken over the club after a tenth-placed finish in the 2010/11 Eredivisie, he led them to runners-up spot the following season.
The Rotterdam outfit are in the running for the same position this term too, with four points currently separating them from Chelsea loanee-vehicle Vitesse.
Home to one of the world’s largest ports, the city is just the latest stop for a man who has already helmed Vitesse, Ajax, Benfica, PSV, Valencia and AZ.
Meanwhile, Swansea are served up an excellent chance to put some breathing space between themselves and the battle at the base of the Premier League when they host West Brom.
The Baggies have won once away all season long and lost five of their last seven on their travels making the hosts a solid wager at 19/20.
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