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Swansea plot move for Coleman as Welsh FA brace themselves for approach from Premier League strugglers

Date Posted,December 28, 2016

Chris Coleman is ready to take the Swansea job – putting the Premier League strugglers on collision course with the Welsh FA.

Wales boss Coleman is on Swansea’s shortlist along with Ryan Giggs, Gary Rowett and former England boss Roy Hodgson to replace Bob Bradley .

But Swansea believe they can prise Coleman away despite his remarkable success with Wales after leading them to the semi finals of Euro 2016.

Coleman, 46, is on £500,000-a-year and under contract until after the 2018 World Cup but Swansea could offer a bigger deal which could tempt him.

Coleman led his country to the Euro 2016 semi-finals (Photo: Mike Hewitt)

Welsh Football Association bosses fought off interest from Hull at the start of the season but are braced for another approach from Swansea.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is known to be an admirer of ex-Manchester United star Giggs but that would be seen as a major risk as it would be his first big job.

Huw Jenkins is eyeing up contenders for the job (Photo: Stu Forster)
Giggs has also been linked with the Swans job (Photo: ITV Sport)

Former Birmingham boss Rowett is on Swansea’s radar as they look to make a young British appointment but no approach has been made.

Hodgson would also be keen on the job and has made it clear he wants to get into management while Nigel Pearson has a track record after guiding Leicester to safety and even Harry Redknapp has thrown his hat in the ring.

Swansea pulled the trigger on Bradley without having a definite man in mind and will now interview the contenders before trying to finalise the appointment before next Tuesday’s trip to Crystal Palace.

Former England manager Roy Hodgson in the stands
Roy Hodgson is another candidate (Photo: Reuters)
Nigel Pearson is another to be linked with the job at the Liberty Stadium (Photo: Getty)

Alan Curtis and Paul Williams are expected to take Saturday’s game with Bournemouth.

Swansea did not want to sack Bradley but viewed the defeat to West Ham as a “game changer” and feared the former US boss could not turn things around.

Bradley says he was “p***** off” at the decision (Photo: Stu Forster)

Bradley, sacked just three months into a three year contract, said yesterday on Wednesday: “‘I’m a little bit p***** off this morning. I don’t think it’s the correct decision.

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