Swansea City: Giggs, Coleman Leading Candidates To Get Coaching Job

Chris Coleman, Ryan Giggs, Swansea CitySwansea City are keen to have a new manager in place by Monday, as Wales boss Chris Coleman and Ryan Giggs appear to be the leading candidates.

After managing the club for 85 days, Bob Bradley was sacked on Tuesday night, with the Swans 19th in the Premier League.

Giggs, a former Manchester United star, was interviewed twice before Bradley’s appointment in October.

Former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson, erstwhile Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew and former Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett are also in the frame.

However, Bradley’s permanent successor is not expected to take charge before they host Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve.

Swansea City, Bob Bradley, West Ham
Bob Bradley

The Swans said on their website that the American’s departure followed the disappointing 4-1 Boxing Day defeat to West Ham at the Liberty Stadium.

Bradley had 11 games at the helm after replacing Francesco Guidolin on October 3.

But with the Swans currently in the relegation zone on 12 points, the club felt it needed a change after the 58-yeard-old picked up just two wins and two draws during his stint in charge, with 29 goals conceded along the way.

Alan Pardew Leaves As Crystal Palace Manager

Alan Pardew Leaves As Crystal Palace ManagerCrystal Palace have announced that Alan Pardew has been asked to step down as manager.

In a club statement, Palace chairman, Steve Parish said: “I would like to put on record our sincere gratitude for the tremendous service Alan has given us, both in his time here as manager and previously as a player.”

Palace have struggled this season and are currently 17th, having lost eight of their last 10 Premier League matches.

As to a replacement, Parish added that the club “are hoping to put someone in place as quickly as possible”.

Palace are next in action on Boxing Day, away to Watford.

In a brief statement on the Palace website, Pardew said: “I would just like to take the opportunity to thank everybody at Crystal Palace for their fantastic support. In particular a big thanks to the players who gave me absolutely everything and Steve Parish and his Board.

“Personally I have a lot of good feelings for this football Club and am sad that my time there has ended.

“I feel that I have a special bond with the club and hope that hasn’t been affected, I wish everybody associated with the Club the best of luck in the future including of course the fans who have been magnificent.

“There will be no further comment at the present time.”

Klopp, Son Named Manager, Player Of The Month

Jurgen Klopp,Heung-Min Son, Liverpool, TottenhamLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been named Premier League manager of the month.

The 49-year-old becomes the first German winner of the award after three straight wins over Leicester City, Chelsea and Hull, scoring 11 goals in the process.

He beat off competition from Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, Crystal Palace Manager, Alan Pardew, Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino and Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger to secure the award.

Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son was also named Premier League player of the month.

The 24-year-old becomes the first Asian player to claim the prize after scoring four goals and adding two assists in four matches.

Romelu Lukaku, Theo Walcott, Adam Lallana and Kevin De bruyne were the other contenders for the award.