Swansea consider move for Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet

HITC Sport understands former Sunderland and Brighton boss Gus Poyet is in the frame for the Swansea City job.

Swansea are considering a move for former Sunderland boss Gus Poyet to replace Garry Monk at the Liberty Stadium, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Swansea are searching for a new manager after Monk was axed on Wednesday following a run of one win in 11 Premier League games.

A whole host of names have been linked with the Swansea role, with former Swans boss Brendan Rodgers strongly linked with a return to the Liberty Stadium hot-seat.

However, it has been suggested that Rodgers has ruled himself out of the running for the job just four months after being sacked by Liverpool.

Poyet is thought to figure highly on Swansea's shortlist, with the Uruguayan having admirers within the corridors of power at the club.

Poyet is currently in charge of Greek side AEK Athens after taking charge in October, and he was linked with the Swansea job before Paulo Sousa took charge in 2009.

Former Chelsea star Poyet has impressed at AEK Athens, leading the side to second place in the Greek Super League and he has tried to distance himself from the Swansea speculation without totally ruling himself out.

"This is nonsense," Poyet is quoted as saying in the South Wales Evening Post: "These stories come out when the team are in a decent form and the results are good.

"If AEK didn't go well, my name wouldn't be linked. I'm not in a hurry.

"I'm waiting to see how the things are going because you lose time when you consider what the future will bring.

"I have made no contact (with Swansea). Today I was also informed that a paper wrote Reading are interested in me as well. Maybe you know more than me."

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch