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3 challenges that Michael Appleton would face as Swansea City consider approach for EFL boss

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Swansea City could be gearing up for some significant changes this summer.

Reports from Football Insider have reported that Steve Cooper is attracting the attention of Premier League side Crystal Palace, which means that the Swans could be looking for a new boss to take them into the new campaign.

One man who has been linked with a move is Lincoln City boss Michael Appleton, as per Football Insider.

The Imps’ manager has made a real impression since taking charge of the League One side and almost secured a surprise promotion to the Championship only to get knocked out of the play-offs against Blackpool at Wembley.

If Appleton moved to the Liberty Stadium then he would have some big challenges ahead of him. Here are three tasks on his to-do list if a move comes off.

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Replacing Andre Ayew

This is surely the biggest challenge facing Swansea this summer.

Andre Ayew was a big presence at the Liberty Stadium and was responsible for scoring 16 goals for the Swans last term as they reached the play-off final.

With the forward moving on at the end of his contract it’s essential that the club find a suitable replacement if they’re to kick on next term.

Bringing in a centre-back

Another position that needs strengthening.

Marc Guehi was excellent for Swansea City last term but after returning to Chelsea following his loan spell, it means that the Swans have a big gap in their team.

Signing a quality replacement will be key to the club’s success this term and if Michael Appleton does come in then this will be one of the first areas to target.

Securing automatic promotion

It’s not too much to ask, is it?

Swansea City looked really good last term but ultimately fell short after losing to Brentford in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium.

There is only one objective next term for the Swans and that is to secure promotion so if Michael Appleton does come into the club then he’ll need to be ready for such lofty expectations.


North East-based EFL writer and aspiring author

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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