After an impressive season back in the Sky Bet Championship, Swansea City fans will have been hoping for a stress-free summer.
But if the latest reports are anything to go by, it looks as if Swans fans are set to go through anything but that, ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
It is believed that Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion are closing in on talks to appoint Graham Potter as their new manager, having parted company with Chris Hughton earlier on in the week.
This would undoubtedly be a monumental blow for the Welsh club – Potter has been hugely impressive since taking the reins at the Liberty Stadium, guiding the club to within three places of the play-off spots under a limited budget.
But, if the worst were to happen and the 43-year old were to leave for Brighton, we take a look at three managers that Swansea must AVOID hiring as Potter’s replacement…
Rowett finds himself out of work after being sacked by Stoke City in January, and would be a poor appointment for the Swans.
He spent a lot of money at the bet365 Stadium in the summer, but his signings simply failed to deliver, and his side were left languishing in mid-table.
He also spent a lot of money at Derby yet failed to take them up to the Premier League, and even though Swansea have much less money to spend than the Potters and the Rams do, he is clearly a manager to avoid.
Pulis could well find himself out of a job sooner rather than later, with reports claiming that the Welshman is set to leave Middlesbrough upon the expiry of his contract at the Riverside.
It didn’t take long for him to find another job after being let go by West Brom, and if the opportunity arises, he would surely jump at a chance of returning to his home country to manage Swansea.
His tactics are outdated and definitely wouldn’t suit the Swans, and there are surely younger, better options out there.
Clement has been out of work since being sacked by Reading in December, and is a man that Swansea fans will know particularly well.
The 47-year old managed the Swans between January to December in 2017, winning just 14 out of 41 games in charge at the Liberty Stadium.
He is clearly an established coach having been number two to Carlo Ancelotti at some of the biggest clubs in world football, but this does not make him a good manager by any means.