Charlie Nicholas backs Moyes for Swansea, questions pursuit of Gers boss Warburton

David Moyes In Emirates Press Conference 2

Swansea have sacked manager Garry Monk, and are now searching for a new manager.

Pundit Charlie Nicholas has told Sky Sports that he thinks David Moyes is the man to take the reins at Swansea City, not Rangers boss Mark Warburton.

The Swans have won just once since the end of August, and that came against bottom club Aston Villa in what has been a tough spell for Monk and his side.

Today, Monk's spell as Swansea boss was brought to an end, as the Liberty Stadium hierarchy look to go in a different direction, almost two years after installing Monk as Michael Laudrup's replacement.

Bookmakers are starting to price up odds for who could be the new manager in South Wales, with David Moyes the clear favourite according to Sky Bet.

Moyes is a free agent having left Real Sociedad last month, and pundit Charlie Nicholas has told Sky Sports that he thinks the Scot is the right man to take over Swansea.

"David Moyes' base has always been in Preston. This is the type of situation where if I am David Moyes, you can't hand-pick jobs now," said Nicholas. "It's such a small time-frame for managers. Do you want a football club that's ready to go and you can do something with it and you've a young, vibrant manager who is hungry also? Moyes has that and I'd love him to go there."

The former Celtic striker also added that he feels Mark Warburton isn't ready for the job, despite being the third favourite to replace Monk as Swans boss, and assessed the possibility of Brendan Rodgers returning as Swansea boss, over three years after leaving for Liverpool.

"Warburton is doing a fine job at Rangers but he's still unproven at the top level. Brendan has a good knowledge and great footballing qualities. I don't think it would be a bad move for them. Some people like freshness and they don't like to see people going back. Going into Swansea, you're inheriting a fantastically-run club," he added.

Recent reports from Wales Online suggested that Swansea have contacted Warburton over their interest in him, having won 13 of his 15 league games with Rangers so far this season.

The former Brentford boss only took over at Ibrox over the summer, but his impressive work so far has triggered interest in taking him back to English football.

Last week, Warburton reacted furiously to suggestions that he could leave Rangers for Championship club Fulham, telling the Daily Record that he intended to stay at Ibrox and see out the project he started just six months ago - but the reports of Premier League interest are bound to concern Rangers fans right now.

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