Swansea in talks with former Chelsea assistant Jody Morris about becoming their new manager

Swansea are in talks with former Chelsea assistant Jody Morris about becoming their new manager – with the Welsh side desperate for a new boss soon after John Eustace pulled out of a move

  • Queens Park Rangers assistant almost seemed to be hired
  • But he withdrew, meaning Championship Swansea is exploring other avenues
  • Their first game of the season is on Saturday, August 7 – in less than a fortnight
  • MK Dons manager Russell Martin and Derek McInnes have also been considered

Jody Morris has been in talks with Swansea City to become their next manager.

The 42-year-old has been out of work since January when he lost his job as Chelsea’s assistant manager following the sacking of Frank Lampard.

Swansea has also spoken out about MK Dons boss Russell Martin, although compensation for the 35-year-old is said to be required.

Swansea have been in talks with Jody Morris (above) to become their new manager

Morris was previously an assistant manager at Chelsea under ex-Blues boss Frank Lampard (left)

Morris was previously an assistant manager at Chelsea under ex-Blues boss Frank Lampard (left)

Former Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is also considered Swansea look to replace Steve Cooper, although Morris and Martin are front-runners.

Cooper is said to have left due to disagreements over transfer policies and frustration over captain Matt Grimes’ proposed move to Fulham.

Swansea had hoped to hire John Eustace after an interview last Thursday, but chose to stay with QPR instead.

Milton Keynes Dons boss Russell Martin (pictured) is also a frontrunner for the Swansea track

Milton Keynes Dons boss Russell Martin (pictured) is also a frontrunner for the Swansea track baan

Alan Tate is expected to take charge of Wednesday’s pre-season clash with Forest Green Rovers.

The Welsh side would very much like to appoint a new boss as soon as possible, given the impending start of the new campaign.

The Swans travel to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday 7 August for the first game of the Championship season – a game over less than a fortnight.

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