Swans hunt for Cooper successor

22 July 2021 15:19:22

Championship Swansea City are on the lookout for a new manager after Steve Cooper left the club by mutual consent after two seasons at the helm.

The Swans, who lost out 2-0 to Brentford in the play-off final at Wembley in late May, are available at? to be promoted next season, while they can be backed at? to secure the Championship title.

Cooper and the Swans hierarchy agreed a parting of the ways a couple of weeks ago according to chief executive Julian Winter, but have only now completed the process, with their first game of the new season a trip to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday 7th August.

The 41-year-old took charge at the Liberty Stadium in the summer of 2019 and guided his side to the play-offs in his first campaign, with Brentford coming out on top in their semi-final meeting - before thwarting the Swans again 12 months later.

We felt as a club that the situation needed clarity.

Julian Winter

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Chief exec Winter told the club's official website: "We feel that this conclusion is in the best interests of the club with a new season just over two weeks away.

"It has been well documented that since the club dropped out of the Premier League, the financial position was one that meant the club had to be far more sustainable.

"We felt as a club that the situation needed clarity and, with a new season edging closer, the mutual nature of this decision allows both parties a chance to look forward."

City have recruited forwards Kyle Joseph and Joel Piroe from Wigan Athletic and PSV Eindhoven respectively this summer, while midfielder Liam Walsh has arrived on a free transfer from Bristol City.

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