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Next Swansea City Manager Odds: The Swans appoint Russell Martin as new boss

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Following the departure of Steve Cooper earlier this week, Swansea City have now announced the appointment of a new manager and as such, now is the best possible time to visit our Free Bets page where you will find the very best Swansea City odds as they look forward to the new campaign.

 

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Update: 02.08.21

 

Swansea City have now announced the appointment of Russell Martin as their new manager and he takes over from Steve Cooper who left the club my mutual consent recently.

Despite initially rejecting an approach from the Championship side, the former Scotland international has decided to take the reins ahead of the new season and he has penned a three-year deal. Swansea City – who suffered defeat to Brentford in the Championship play-off final at the end of last season – failed to give up in the battle to lure Martin to the Liberty Stadium and they will now pay former club MK Dons an estimated £400,000 in compensation. He will bring his coaching staff from the Dons which include Dean Thornton, Matt Gill and Luke Williams.

Julian Winter, Swansea’s chief executive, said: “We are delighted with the appointment of Russell as our new head coach. He very much fits the profile of a young and hungry coach who wants to succeed. After earning plaudits with Milton Keynes Dons for the attractive, attacking style that he implemented, we quickly realised Russell would be the right person to take us forward.

“He captained Peterborough and Norwich as well as winning promotion on five separate occasions [as a player], which tells you everything about his leadership qualities and winning mentality.”

Russell Martin was appointed as MK Dons boss in November 2019 and he managed to steer his charges away from the relegation zone towards the end of his first season in charge. Last term, MK Dons finished in 13th position in League One and their possession percentage was only bettered by Barcelona and Manchester City in professional European competition.

 


 

Update: 28.07.21

 

It seems as though each day brings a new twist in Swansea City’s hunt for a new manager and a new favourite has emerged in the past 24 hours in the form of Russell Martin.

According to reports, former Norwich City boss Russell Martin is close to being appointed as next Swansea City manager. The current MK Dons gaffer has been earning numerous plaudits for his style of football at the League One outfit and this has attracted the attention of the Swans who are still searching for a suitable replacement for recently departed Steve Cooper. Following these reports, the bookies responded by slashing the odds on Russell taking the reins at the Championship side to as low as 2/5 and this leaves him in pole position in the market as things stand.

Indeed this looks like a close tussle between Martin and Jody Morris, the former Derby County and Chelsea assistant not too far behind at a general 2/1. Indeed not too long ago it seemed as though Queens Park Rangers assistant manager John Eustace was set to take charge although he cited personal reasons to explain his u-turn at the eleventh hour.

Russell Martin took charge of MK Dons in November 2019 following the sacking of Paul Tisdale and he steered them to safety in League One thanks to an upturn in results. The former Scotland coach is well regarded on the coaching circuit and many believe that he has a bright future.

Other contenders for the Liberty Stadium hot-seat include Cameron Toshack at 16/1, Alan Tate at 25/1 and Eddie Howe at the same odds.

 


 

Update: 27.07.21

 

Swansea City continue in their search for a new manager and several names remain in the frame, however John Terry has recently emerged as a leading contender for the vacant hot-seat.

As the start of the 2021/22 campaign fast approaches, South Wales outfit Swansea City are still without a manager following the recent departure of Steve Cooper. The 41-year-old reportedly left the Championship side by mutual consent after leading them to the Championship play-off final at the close of last season and whoever succeeds him will be tasked with going one better and steering the Swans back into the Premier League.

John Terry has emerged as a leading contender for the vacant position and while his odds have drifted from odds-on to a general 5/2, rumours abound that he is preparing for a move to the Liberty Stadium. Indeed Terry left the assistant manager job at Aston Villa yesterday morning and this would leave him free to take charge of the Swans.

As things stand, Jody Morris is favourite to take the reins at Swansea City with his odds being slashed from 6/1 to just 6/4 over the past 24 hours while Russell Martin is second in the market with odds as high as 11/4 and as low as 1/2.

Other contenders for the vacant hot-seat include the likes of Michael Flynn and Cameron Toshack although they are way behind in the betting at odds of 16/1 and 20/1 respectively.

John Eustace was odds-on favourite to take charge just last week, however he is now way out at 33/1 alongside Chris Wilder and former favourite Eddie Howe at the same odds.

 


 

22.07.21

 

The search for a suitable successor to Steve Cooper at Swansea City is expected to move pretty swiftly and already it looks as though they might have found their man.

Steve Cooper came agonisingly close to lifting Swansea City back into the Premier League in the Championship play-off final at the end of the 2020/21 campaign, however much speculation has surrounded his future with the South Wales club in recent weeks. The 41-year-old oversaw a thoroughly disappointing 2-1 defeat to Plymouth Argyle in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday evening and his departure from the club was announced less than 24 hours later on Wednesday evening.

Indeed Cooper has left by mutual consent and it means that the Swans will now need to find a suitable successor quickly, especially since they open their Championship account with a head-to-head against Blackburn Rovers in a little over two weeks’ time.

Many names have been in the frame to replace Cooper and an early frontrunner was former AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, however the odds on him taking the reins have drifted considerably over the past 24 hours and the main contender as things stand is QPR assistant John Eustace who is now odds-on to be appointed as Cooper’s successor.

Eustace came very close to landing the position just two years ago when Steve Cooper was appointed as replacement for outgoing Graham Potter and he is very much the market leader to land the role this time around. Indeed some reports suggest that an agreement with Eustace has already been reached and an announcement is imminent, however given that there are still a great many things to be finalised, we believe that this scenario is pretty unlikely. Time will tell!

 

Next Swansea City Manager Odds

 

3/10 –  John Eustace

5/1  –  Cameron Toshack

7/1  –  Alan Tate

9/1  –  Chris Wilder

9/1  –  Eidur Gudjohnsen

9/1  –  Andy Scott