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Ian Holloway heaps praise on Swansea figure after hugely impressive start to campaign



Ian Holloway has praised Swansea City boss Steve Cooper for the superb start to management he has had with the Welsh side.

The 39-year-old has a great background in the youth football and he was in charge as England’s U17s lifted the World Cup in 2017. However, it was still a big decision for the Swans to name Cooper as Graham Potter’s successor this summer.

That early risk appears to be paying off though, with the club currently second in the league after an impressive 3-1 win at QPR in the week that took them to ten points from four games.

And, Holloway made it clear that the job the rookie is doing is superb when you consider the key figures he lost this summer when speaking to EFL on Quest.

You can see what he’s doing. It is a really tough job. They’ve had no money, lost Ollie McBurnie just before the window closed but it’s a stroke of genius from Coops.”

The Scottish striker, who joined Sheffield United, was the Swans top scorer last season whilst Daniel James also left in a big-money deal for Manchester United.

Swansea are back in action against Birmingham on Sunday as they look to continue their fine start under Cooper.

The Verdict

There’s no doubt that Cooper has done a terrific job and Swansea fans will be delighted with the impact the new boss has made.

Losing James and McBurnie was significant and it is well know that the club’s hierarchy weren’t going to give Cooper much of the money to reinvest.

So, Holloway is exactly right to praise Cooper and he has picked up results by continuing the attractive style of play that Potter implemented at Swansea last season.

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