Swansea City boss Steve Cooper has recently been linked with the managerial vacancy at struggling Derby County, as the Rams look to appoint Phillip Cocu’s permanent successor.
Derby are currently sat bottom of the Championship table, and are already five points adrift of safety after their opening 14 matches of this year’s campaign.
The Rams only have one win to their name in the second-tier standings this term, which will make for concerning reading for the club’s supporters.
Cooper’s Swansea City side are sat fourth in the Championship at the moment, and are well in the hunt to mount a serious challenge for promotion into the top-flight.
Speaking in a recent press-conference, Cooper poured cold water on any potential move to the Championship strugglers anytime soon, and stated that he is focused on the task at hand with Swansea City, as they look to challenge for promotion into the Premier League once again this term.
“I’m not looking at it.
“I’m really proud to be a manager in the Championship and at Swansea, they’ve given me an amazing opportunity.
“That’s all I’m focused on. The lads and staff are excellent and I’m proud to be part of it. I don’t read or watch anything.”
Derby will be looking to pick up much-needed points when they return to action in midweek, when they take on Coventry City, in what is likely to be a tricky test up against the Sky Blues, who recently took a point off of league-leaders Norwich City at the weekend.
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I’m not surprised in the slightest by this.
Cooper has been brilliant in charge of Swansea City, and has shown that he’s the manager that can take them back into the Premier League, after an impressive league campaign last term.
They’ve started this year’s campaign strongly as well, and I firmly believe that he can take them to the next level.
If he had left for a Derby side that are well in a relegation battle, then it would show a lot about his ambition, or lack of it.