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Think good idea to get rid of Rafa Benitez? Just look at next Swansea Manager favourites

4 years ago

The latest Premier League sacking on Wednesday evening, has instantly produced a list of front runners to be next Swansea Manager.

Paul Clement becoming the sixth Premier League manager to lose their job this season, with Swansea Chairman Huw Jenkins claiming ‘we couldn’t leave it any longer’.

The Swans play their 19th Premier League match of the season, a real relegation six pointer, at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Whether a new manager will already be in charge by then but for any Newcastle fan (or neutral) who is thinking it would be a good idea to get rid of Rafa Benitez, just look at the favourites to be next Swansea manager.

The 1/3 favourite is Tony Pulis…does anybody really want that at St James Park!!!

Next best is 3/1 Swansea veteran Leon Britton who wouldn’t be a factor for Newcastle, with Ronald Koeman third favourite at 6/1.

For me, Koeman is a very credible Premier League manager, even after the Everton episode. However, after spending over £140m in the summer, does anybody really think he would come and work under Mike Ashley with only a handful of magic beans to use in the transfer market?

Ryan Giggs (fourth favourite at 14/1) is a disaster waiting to happen with whoever takes him on and after that the bookies are just plucking names out of the air.

It is quite desperate/amazing to think that the likes of Moyes, Allardyce and Pardew would all be featuring as front runners IF not for the fact they have all recently got Premier League posts this season.

The bottom line as well is that if Ashley did succeed in getting rid of Rafa Benitez, then it almost certainly wouldn’t even be the kind of name from this Swansea shortlist, with Mike Ashley almost certainly going for a puppet in the JFK, Pardew, Carver mould once again.

Let’s just hope Rafa Benitez hangs in there until the club gets new owners who properly support him, George Caulkin of The Times reporting yesterday that the Amanda Staveley bidders will walk away if Rafa isn’t still in position.

Swansea Chairman Huw Jenkins:

“We felt we couldn’t leave it any longer and needed to make a change to give the best chance of an uplift.

“We had three different manager last season and as a result we all wanted to give Paul as much time as possible to turn things around.

“Paul has been at the club for 12 months and what he achieved in the second half of last season to keep us in the top flight was a tremendous feat.

“For that, and his effort and commitment this season, it goes without saying that the club thanks him for his work, together with Nigel and Karl.”

Next Swansea Manager Betting:

1/3 Tony Pulis

3/1 Leon Britton

6/1 Ronald Koeman

14/1 Ryan Giggs

20/1 Martin O’Neill

20/1 Michael O’Neill

25/1 Derek McInnes

25/1 Paulo Fonseca

All next Swansea Manager betting HERE

New customers to BetVictor qualify for up to a £40 welcome bonus in free bets.

The six Premier league sackings so far this season:

11 September – Frank de Boer (Crystal Palace)

17 October – Craig Shakespeare (Leicester City)

23 October – Ronald Koeman (Everton)

6 November – Slaven Bilic (West Ham)

20 November – Tony Pulis (West Brom)

20 December – Paul Clement (Swansea City)


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