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Jenkins Unveils Premiership Master Plan

Jenkins Unveils  Premiership Master Plan

There has been no time to draw breath after the curtain came down on Swansea City`s promotion season but this has not deterred Chairman Huw Jenkins outlining the clubs premier ambition.

Jenkins has revelled that the club have a three to five year plan that could see the club secure promotion to the Premier league and a windfall of up to £60 million in television revenue and prize money.

Roberto Martinez and club officials only need to look at rivals Bristol City for inspiration. Promoted last season from league one last term, Gary Johnson`s side will be in the play offs with a place in the Premiership at stake, all in a year.

Not that Jenkins will foresee that scenario befalling Swansea , his main aim is to look back at this time next year and still be a Championship club. Undoubtedly there will be changes afoot in the next few months as players seek new challenges away from the Liberty Stadium and players join the new challenge in the Championship.

What is clear to make sure Swansea don`t suffer the same fate as Scunthorpe United, Martinez will brush sentiment aside and make the right footballing decisions.

Jenkins Told SWEP:

"The Premier League is our aim.Let's not fool ourselves. We know it's going to take a lot of time and hard work to get there.There are teams who have done well straightaway after coming up from League One and others who have come straight back down."

'There are also a number of sides who have done well in the first season and then come down again in the second, and that's something we've got to be wary of.The same thing happened here at Swansea when (John) Toshack took us up to the First Division. The foundations weren't there and we ended up coming all the way back down after one good season at the top.

'That's something we mustn't forget and we are aware of the need to build slowly. That`s why we've got a three- to five-year plan aimed at taking us to the Premier League. But the main thing is that when we look back this time next year, we will have survived in the Championship."

'We want to make sure the club stays at that level for a good few years and then eventually goes higher. It just shows how far we've come in the last five or six years. We've gone from battling against non-league football to a league where the prize for promotion is £60million.That really hit home when I was watching the last day of the Championship on Sunday.

There are a lot of big-name players at that level, people who've played a lot of games in the Premier League.'

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i recon next season i think we will finish in the play offs
mumblesjack98
06/05/2008 20:29:00
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I don't think that is completely unrealistic. I'd settle for anything next season from 14th up although i do think we may struggle if we hit the premier league before the 5 years.
welshboy78
07/05/2008 15:35:00
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