Report: Swansea have interviewed Gus Poyet and Michael Appleton

A general view of the Liberty Stadium ahead of the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on January 22, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Michael Appleton, Gus Poyet and Cameron Toshack are reportedly in talks to replace Brighton-bound Graham Potter at Championship side Swansea City.

Bordeaux' Uruguyan head coach Gustavo Poyet looks on during the French L1 football match between Bordeaux (FCGB) and Nice (OGCN) on February 25, 2018, at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in...

Gus Poyet, Michael Appleton and Cameron Toshack have all been interviewed by Swansea City as the South Wales club step up their pursuit of Graham Potter’s successor, according to the BBC.

The Swans were left in limbo when Potter, who worked wonders with a youthful squad on a shoestring budget during his debut season at the Liberty Stadium, walked away to take over at Brighton and Hove Albion in May.

And the BBC believes that Swansea have now narrowed down their search to just three; Poyet, Appleton and Toshack.

 

Toshack is perhaps the most natural appointment, given that he has worked with the club’s academy since 2013, while Poyet and Appleton have tasted success in the Football League with the likes of Brighton and Oxford United.

The BBC adds that all three are set for a second round of talks as Swansea look to get a new manager in place before the start of pre-season.

Swansea coach Cameron Toshack looks on during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Crystal Palace at Liberty Stadium on December 23, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

It’s fair to say 51-year-old Poyet has had a rather mixed managerial career. He was named the LMA Manager of the Year in 2011 at Brighton and led Sunderland to the League Cup final two years later.

But spells at Real Betis and Shanghai Shenhua were far from successful and he was fired by Bordeaux in September after some high-profile criticism of the club’s owners.

Manager Gustavo Poyet of Sunderland looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Aston Villa at Stadium of Light on March 14, 2015 in Sunderland, England.

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