Report names top three targets on Swansea’s managerial short-list

Swansea City are likely to name a new boss this summer.

According to the Telegraph, Brendan Rodgers, Unai Emery and Roberto Di Matteo top Swansea City’s managerial short-list as they consider alternatives to current boss Francesco Guidolin.

The report claims that Guidolin’s short contract at the club will not be renewed as the Italian looks set to return to his native Italy and could even replace Antonio Conte in charge of the national team.

The former Udinese boss was tasked with keeping the club in the Premier League upon his arrival after the New Year, and he has completed his job well as the Welsh club sit safely in mid-table.

Improvements must be made at the Liberty Stadium ahead of next season, and finding the right manager this summer will be key as owner Huw Jenkins begins his search as early as this month.

Former Liverpool boss Rodgers, once of Swansea, remains the popular choice with supporters and it would not be a surprise to see the Northern Irishman re-join the club this summer.

Rodgers guided the Swans into the Premier League following promotion via the Championship playoffs, and his preferred style of football coincides with the so-called Swansea way.

Former Chelsea boss Di Matteo is said to be among the top three on Swansea’s short-list, and the Italian will be looking for his next role following his exit from Schalke last year.

Di Matteo won the Champions League with Chelsea and also has a promotion to his name with West Bromwich Albion, suggesting he is very capable of producing winning football.

Last on the list is Sevilla boss Unai Emery, although this arguably remains the least realistic of the three.

The Spanish boss has done a fine job in Seville, winning back-to-back Europa League titles and guiding the club into the Europa League semi-final this season plus the Copa Del Rey final.

With the club one of the biggest in Spain, it would ultimately make little sense for him to leave for Swansea.

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