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41-year-old named as early frontrunner to replace Steve Cooper at Swansea City

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John Eustace is among the early frontrunners to become the new manager of Swansea City, according to Wales Online.

Swansea are on the lookout for a new boss following Steve Cooper’s decision to leave the club on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Wales Online, an early frontrunner to replace Cooper at the helm is Queens Park Rangers assistant John Eustace.

Eustace was a contender for the job a couple of years ago when Graham Potter moved to Brighton and Hove Albion, but the club ended up appointing Cooper instead.

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The 41-year-old’s first stint in management came with Kidderminster Harriers, winning 55 of his 103 games in charge during a two-year tenure.

He became assistant to Steve McClaren in the summer of 2018 and has been in that role ever since, working closely with Mark Warburton.

Swansea, as per The Athletic, will target a coach who is keen to work with young players and play attractive football as they look to recover from this managerial blow.

The Verdict

It was a bold appointment when Cooper arrived at Swansea, and it would be a bold appointment if Eustace were to arrive as well.

Eustace is only 41 and has had very little experience in management, but he’s been assistant to two experienced bosses in McClaren and Warburton.

Warburton certainly fits the mould in terms of a coach keen to work with young players, so it would be interesting to see if Eustace is the same.

It would be a big job for him, and it will be interesting to see the route Swansea go down.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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