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‘It could all be too much’ – Lead candidate emerges in Swansea manager hunt: Six Point Opinion



A summer of real uncertainty looms for Swansea City with a lot of work needing to be done at the Liberty if they are to even match their performance last season. 

Graham Potter guided them to a respectable mid-table finish with the play-offs still insight until the final couple of games.

But with highly-rated winger Dan James poised to join Manchester United and Potter himself upping sticks to move to Brighton, the future is not looking too rosy.

The next managerial appointment feels crucial and one recent name to be linked with the vacant job is England’s Under-17 World Cup winning boss Steve Cooper, who is currently the leading candidate according to the BBC.

So, what should we make of this rumour?

Taking on today’s six-pointer is Louie Chandler…

Would he be a good fit?

“Not for me.

“Swansea took a bit of a gamble last season with Graham Potter and it really paid off but he had at least proven himself in the senior game prior to arriving.

“Whilst Cooper has done brilliantly with the England Under-17’s, managing an club’s first-team is a whole different story.”

What would be the biggest advantage to him joining?

“It would have to be his experience with youth.

“In Dan James, Joe Rodon and Connor Roberts last season we saw that the club has plenty of exciting talent coming through the ranks.

“Given Cooper’s past he will know how to work with them and how to help them grow in the best players they can be.”

What would be the biggest drawback?

“Lack of experience.

“As mentioned above, he would arrive with no experience of managing an adult side and it could well be far too big a step up.

“Swansea is hardly an easy environment to operate within at the moment and I fear it could all be too much for him.”

Could he better Potter’s job last season?

“I seriously doubt it.

“Potter did brilliantly to get the club’s passing identity back so quickly but proved that under the current regime that it will always be difficult to be successful.

“I can see Swansea seriously struggling next season.”

What will his biggest priority be?

“Convincing the board to believe in the club.

“For a while now, the Swans have seemed intent on stripping the club of their prized assets in order to keep costs to an absolute minimum.

“But ultimately it will cost them and Cooper will have to convince them to seriously back him in the coming transfer windows.”

Will it happen?

“I don’t think it will.

“He would be a low cost option which would undoubtedly appeal but I think the club will be intent on bringing someone in with a bit more experience for what is set to be a very tricky season.”

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Article title: ‘It could all be too much’ – Lead candidate emerges in Swansea manager hunt: Six Point Opinion

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