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49-year-old emerges as contender for Swansea City manager’s job

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Swansea City have started their the hunt for a new manager following Graham Potter’s appointment as Brighton & Hove Albion boss.

The 44-year-old informed the Liberty Stadium club of his intention to leave for the south coast after Albion pinpointed him as their number-one choice to replace Chris Hughton.

Potter led the Swans to a 10th-placed finish in the Championship last season on limited resources after taking over at the club following their relegation from the Premier League last summer.

The former Ostersunds boss developed Swansea’s young side over the course of the season, and implemented a brand of passing football that was associated with the club before their top-flight demise.

Swansea will now be looking for someone who can build on Potter’s good work and former Nuremberg boss Michael Kollner has now emerged as a candidate to take on the role, according to Wales Online.

The 49-year-old earned wide plaudits in Germany for delivering success on a tight budget at Nuremberg, as he guided the club to promotion at the end of his first season in charge.

The report claims Swansea have already made contact with the German, while he is also thought to attracting interest from Scottish giants Celtic.

The Verdict

This would be another left-field appointment from Swansea, but it makes sense from the outset.

Kollner has previous experience of delivering results in a situation not too dissimilar to Swansea’s current predicament, while his style of attacking football also seems fitting with Swansea’s ethos.

It appears Swansea may face competition for his signature, but they should definitely aim to at least interview Kollner to get a better idea of his suitability to the role.


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