Swansea haven’t had quite as successful a campaign as Russell Martin would have wanted, but the former MK Dons man has still managed to impress in his role so far.
There have been a few missed opportunities and dropped points on the way, but the Welsh outfit have begun to translate performances into points in this second half of the campaign and are now eyeing a top half finish.
The boss, who is famed for his exciting style of play amongst his teams, has since been linked with a move away from the Swans, as per The Athletic, because of his showings so far.
Watford are thought to be admirers of Martin, with current boss Roy Hodgson expected to leave once the Hornets’ likely relegation back to the Championship is confirmed.
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However, the manager has today told Wales Online that he is not seeking a move elsewhere, as he reiterated how content he is with the Swans.
“It’s the first I’ve heard of it. I’ve said to you all along, I’m in a job I’m absolutely loving in a place I’m loving living in and my family are really happy.
“The coaching staff we have and the way we’ve been embraced by everyone here, we’re really happy. We’re enjoying building something, we knew it was going to take some time. It would be crazy to even consider doing anything else at the minute.”
Russell Martin was given the chance to tackle the Championship with Swansea and so far he perhaps hasn’t had as much success as he would have liked but the potential is there – and there have certainly been flashes of brilliance.
The former MK Dons boss excelled with the League One outfit and put them on the right track and it looks like the Swans could be on the same path. They’re on course for a potential top half finish and to build on that next year could mean a top six spot.
Leaving for Watford might actually represent a backwards step. The club look set to be relegated from the Premier League and have a tendency not to stick with a manager for too long. It seems to work for them but it might not work for Martin.
To leave a club like Swansea, where he could really build something, for a club like the Hornets where he might not even last a campaign, might not be worthwhile for the manager.
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