Swansea City continue the hunt for a new manager, following Graham Potter’s departure to Brighton & Hove Albion with club legend Alan Tate the latest name to be linked with the post, according to BBC Sport.
Tate, 36, made 257 appearances in an 11 year playing career at the Swans and the former defender is currently part of the academy coaching staff at the club.
So would Tate be a good appointment for the Swans?
“It’s all well and good bringing someone into the club that knows it from top to bottom, but do Swansea not need someone with a little bit of experience.
“If they give Tate the job and then sell McBurnie or James, it is leaving him in a tough position and tasked with serious rebuilding.
“Someone has to come in with the capability of steadying the ship.”
“This could be a good appointment for Swansea.
“Tate knows the club well, both as a player and coach, so he will already be able to step right into the planning phase should he take the job, something someone from the outside may not be able to do.
“Their will however be some concern as to whether Tate’s lack of experience as a first team manager could be an issue for The Swans, who will be looking to push on from a promising end to the season.”
“Steer well clear.
“I am always fairly sceptical of handing out jobs for sentimental reasons and that is not changing with this story.
“Tate may well go on to become a great coach but the fact he has next to no experience would not fill me with confidence at all.
“The Swans must be more ambitious than this.”