Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Sousa Strong Favourite For Manager's Job

Sousa Strong Favourite For Manager's Job

Paulo Sousa has emerged as the surprise new favourite to replace Roberto Martinez as our new manager.

BBC Wales report that the former QPR boss has been interviewed by the Swans and is the bookmakers' clear favourite for the job, with odds at 1/5, Poyet has dropped to 4/1 and Simon Davey 9/2. Gary Speed is now at 9/1.

You can read our profile on Paulo Sousa here

Sousa played with the top teams in Europe and won the Champions League twice, with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund respectively. He also had spells with Inter Milan and Espanyol before his career ended early due to injury.

His coaching career began with the Portugese national team. Taking over the under-15s side before becoming Carlos Quieroz's assistant with the senior team.

His spell at QPR ended after just 26 games, and some Swansea fans have been put off by Sousa due to his record there. He won 7 of the 26 games he managed, drawing 12 and losing 7. However, if you compare Swansea's record during the same period, there's not much difference. We played 24 League games, winning 6, losing 4 and drawing 14.

Sousa's QPR side beat the Swans 1-0 in March at Loftus Road.

The board will meet on Friday after completing the interviews of those on their shortlist, which is now down to 5 candidates. An announcement should be made in a few days.

Sousa was a defensive midfielder who was excellent at recovering the ball and spraying long range passes to create the play.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday June 18 2009
Time: 11:56AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Looks very much like its going to be Paulo Sousa, I really wanted Poyet
GThomas
18/06/2009 12:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

No More Quarter Final Replays For Swansea

Should Swansea City progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

What Did Swansea Earn In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on league positions have been confirmed.

Stats - Guidolin Eyes Central Role For Wanted Man Ayew

Swansea City head coach Francesco Guidolin says that he sees Andre Ayew as a striker or a false number 9 next season - despite the player himself preferring to play in midfield

Is It About Time We Started Utilising Amat More?

Swansea City defender Jordi Amat earlier this month told the press that he wanted first team football and was therefore unsure on his future at the club

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should Swansea City look to sign Leroy Fer?
Suggested By:
Yes71%
No29%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Vital Swansea City5
2.Phil W4
3.Andyjack782
4.texasdave1
5.headingleyjack1
6.GThomas1