Swansea City are again looking for a new manager after sacking Bob Bradley.
Pundit Jamie Carragher has told the Daily Mail that he thinks Swansea made big mistakes letting Garry Monk and Ashley Williams leave the club.
The Swans chose to sack manager Bob Bradley earlier this week, with the American losing his job after a 4-1 home defeat to West Ham United.
That was Bradley's seventh defeat in his 11 games in charge, and after winning just twice, Swansea decided to sack him – less than three months after he was brought in to replace Francesco Guidolin.
Everton's Ashley Williams
That leaves Swansea heading into 2017 searching for a third manager of the season, and given that they lie in the relegation zone, it's looking somewhat bleak for the Swans.
Many have pointed to a loss of identity at the Liberty Stadium in recent years, as whilst Swansea had a commitment to playing attractive, attacking football under the likes of Roberto Martinez, Paulo Sousa, Brendan Rodgers and Michael Laudrup, that identity has disappeared of late.
It's now unclear just what Swansea are trying to do on the pitch, and Jamie Carragher believes that Swansea are paying the price for allowing two long-term figures to leave the club in recent times.
Manager Garry Monk was sacked despite an 11 year association with the club last December with Swansea in 15th place in the Premier League table, and whilst the Swans have struggled ever since, he has taken over at Leeds United, and has the Whites challenging for promotion to the Premier League.
Over the summer, Swansea also decided to let club captain Ashley Williams leave the club to join Premier League rivals Everton after more than eight years in South Wales, and the Swans have looked shambolic defensively since his exit.
Now, pundit Carragher has told the Daily Mail that, whilst Bradley paid the price for bad results, Swansea are paying the price for a number of bad decisions, highlighting the departures of Monk and Williams as major mistakes – though Leeds and Everton won't be complaining having benefited greatly from those decisions.
“I said when Bradley was appointed in October that it was disrespectful that he was being written off before he had taken charge of a game and it was clear some were never going to give him a chance,” said Carragher.
“Once he had a bad start it was inevitable Bradley would pay the price. Swansea, though, are paying the price for making a succession of bad decisions over the last 18 months — such as the sacking of Garry Monk and defender Ashley Williams’s sale to Everton,” he added.
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