Swansea could be looking for a new manager and it appears that chairman Huw Jenkins has sounded out Brendan Rodgers
Garry Monk has been sacked by Swansea City and it was something that had been on the cards for several weeks. The Welsh side have been struggling to get anywhere near the form that saw the Swans finish eighth last season and Huw Jenkins acted on Wednesday by deposing his manager.
Monk survived a difficult November at the Liberty Stadium although Saturday’s 3-0 home reverse against Leicester means that the Englishman’s time was up and some bookies suspended their Premier League Sack Race market on Monday lunchtime.
It appears that a well-known face could be in contention for the Swansea post, with Brendan Rodgers looking like he could be interviewed by Swansea if that hasn’t happened already. Rodgers has previously managed the Swans, taking them into the Premier League and stabilising them in the top flight before the Northern Irishman decided to take up Liverpool’s offer.
Rodgers is now available again and would benefit from knowing the club inside out, although BetVictor make him the 2/1 second favourite behind Moyes, with the Scot ready to return to the Premier League.
The former Everton manager’s stock was high after leaving Goodison Park, although unsuccessful stints with Manchester United and Sociedad means that he has unfinished business and the Liberty Stadium could offer him a chance of redemption.
BetVictor have 5/4 about Moyes replacing Monk, with Mark Warburton available at 8/1. The former Brentford manager has done pretty well with Rangers after previously impressing at Griffin Park where he was harshly sacked despite taking them into the play-offs last term.
Andre Villas-Boas is a 25/1 chance and Steve Clarke is a similar price, although it appears that Moyes and Rodgers will be in the sights of Jenkins, with an experienced top flight manager required after what has been a bittersweet time of things for Monk.
It shouldn’t be forgotten that Swansea were led to an eighth-placed finish in the Premier League last season, although the team are potentially about to enter a relegation scrap after some poor results have seen them drop down the table.
All odds were correct at time of posting.