There is a split with the Crystal Palace board over Swansea City’s Steve Cooper as the Eagles look to name their new manager.
The Premier League side have been searching for a new boss after Roy Hodgson announced he was leaving following the final game of last season, however they have had a frustrating few weeks, with Nuno Espirito Santo not taking charge despite lengthy talks.
Since then, Palace have been linked with a host of candidates and Cooper’s name is one that has regularly popped up.
And, according to Football Insider, the Swans chief spoke with the club and whilst they were impressed with his interview, they state the board are ’50:50′ over whether to formally offer Cooper the job.
From Swansea’s perspective, they would surely want the matter resolved as soon as possible, but it appears that Palace are still considering other candidates, with Lucien Favre thought to be a contender.
Cooper has a good reputation in the game following his work with the England U17 side before taking the Swans to the play-off final last season.
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This shows that Cooper has some serious support in the Palace boardroom, which means he is going to be considered as they prepare for what is a huge decision for the club.
There won’t be much that Swansea can do to prevent him from moving if the compensation is paid up, which shouldn’t be a problem for the Premier League club if Cooper is the man they want.
So, this is one to monitor and you would have to imagine that the Swans hierarchy will already be planning for potential replacements in case they are forced into action.
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