Swansea set to choose Cooper as new manager

Gus Poyet and John Eustace are among those likely to miss out on the Swansea City manager’s job.

The Swans are expected to appoint Welshman Steve Cooper, who currently manages England’s Under-17s side and previously coached at Liverpool.

Former Chelsea and Tottenham star Poyet and QPR assistant manager Eustace have been interviewed for the job along with the likes of Charlton boss Lee Bowyer.

Cooper, 29, spent three years as a youth coach at Liverpool and is known to be keen to manage at club level.

Eustace’s name being linked with Swansea is an interesting development and he too could step up to management at some stage, having had a spell as interim boss at QPR prior to the recent appointment of Mark Warburton as manager.

Warburton, though, has insisted that he wants to keep Eustace at Loftus Road.

“I know John from my time at Watford,” Warburton recently told QPR’s website.

“I know the qualities he had as a player on the pitch but also the qualities he had off the pitch and what he brought to the dressing room.

“There is no doubt about his qualities as a character and his desire for the game. He has a passion to learn and when you speak to John that comes across very clearly.”

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