Swansea City parted company with Steve Cooper yesterday evening but the 41-year-old has nothing lined up for his next role, a source has revealed to Football League World.
Cooper has led Swansea into the play-offs in back-to-back seasons in the Championship, with the Swans even reaching Wembley in the 2020/21 campaign, where they were beaten by Brentford.
There’s been a expectancy that Cooper would depart the Liberty Stadium on the back of that defeat despite the fact he still had 12 months to run on his contract, with that confirmed yesterday evening in a Swansea statement.
A source has since revealed to Football League World that despite his Swansea exit and prior success in South Wales, Cooper doesn’t have anything lined up for a new role.
However, it’s also been explained that Cooper moving onto a new challenge is far more simple when an opportunity does arise, with no compensation to be paid.
Football League World understand that compensation had previously stood at £3m, which had led Fulham and Crystal Palace to take a different route when appointing their new managers.
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Cooper previously won the U17 World Cup with England, before taking steps into club management with Swansea in 2019.
They reached the play-offs in consecutive seasons, but lost out twice to Brentford, once in the semi finals and then in the final in 2020/21.
Despite that, Cooper’s ability to squeeze the very best out of young talent has left his reputation as solid as ever. Freddie Woodman, Marc Guehi, Conor Gallagher and Rhian Brewster are four youngsters to thrive under his management, whilst he’s rejuvenated the career of Matt Grimes.