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Brendan Rodgers back in running for Swansea manager job

Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers now 2/1 to replace Garry Monk and return to the Liberty Stadium

Swansea are taking their time appointing a new permanent manager, with Huw Jenkins clearly unable to land his number one target before Christmas, although Alan Curtis has done a commendable job in caretaker charge.

It might be that the Welshman is given the gig on a full-time basis, although there was a price movement over the weekend which saw Brendan Rodgers back among the front runners at 2/1 with BetVictor.

Rodgers has previously been in charge of Swansea, having steered City to the Premier League through the play-offs before cementing them in the top flight before Liverpool came calling.

The Northern Irishman is now out of work after being sacked by Liverpool earlier in the campaign and appears to be in the running for the vacant position.

However, Paddy Power are prepared to offer 7/2 about Rodgers becoming the next Swansea boss and instead think Curtis is the most likely candidate, with the current caretaker boss making City hard to beat.

Paddy Power go as short as 4/6 about Curtis getting the nod on a permanent basis, although Betfred have 5/4 available and perhaps Jenkins will instead look for a more experienced manager in Rodgers.

Gus Poyet is a 10/1 chance although his previous experience with Sunderland perhaps deters Swansea from taking a punt on the Uruguayan, while Roberto Di Matteo is a 20/1 poke although it appears to be a straight race between Curtis and Rodgers.

“We almost got something out of the game” Curtis said after the 2-1 defeat against Manchester United. “Funnily enough, Lukasz Fabianski had asked a couple of minutes earlier to go up for a similar situation. I told him to stay back. I wish I’d asked him to go up earlier.

“We had to get back into the game. We were comfortable with the midfield diamond when it was 0-0, but once we went behind, we had to change things, so we put two wingers on to get back into it.

“We were a little disappointing in the first half, as we didn’t keep the ball well. We grew into the game after that, and we were unlucky not to get something.

“We’re just carrying on. It could change from day to day. We prepare for a cup game next week, but things can change. Somebody could come in within the next day or two,” he added.

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