Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Sousa: Transfer Money Is Not An Issue

Sousa: Transfer Money Is Not An Issue

New manager Paulo Sousa says a lack of money won't be an issue for him at Swansea City.

The 38 year-old says a lack of transfer funds won't bother him during the Summer, despite the fact that he could lose some star players such as Ferrie Bodde and Jason Scotland.

Swansea City have received around £2m in compensation for Roberto Martinez and the backroom staff, and if we did lose Bodde and Scotland, we'd likely pocket another few million on top of that.

But Huw Jenkins and Paulo Sousa are not thinking about selling players, and they'll do their best to keep hold of them. If we did though, Sousa says players would be brought in to replace them.

Roberto Martinez didn't have millions to build a squad, and won the League One title and finished 8th in the Championship by spending a fraction of the money some of our competitors spent on signing players.

The Spaniard had an excellent scouting network and contacts across Europe to help him find some excellent bargains.

Paulo Sousa also has the benefit of that as well, and he'll be aided by the help of his assistant Bruno Oliveira, along with a Spaniard and Australian who will join the managerial team this week.

Sousa told BBC Sport:

'The lack of money is not an issue. You don't buy success. The money will help to build philosophies, identities, ideas and vision.

'I think this it is going to be a difficult season. You have 10 teams looking for promotion and I want to be one of those 10 teams.'


The new Swansea boss, who has signed a 3-year contract, also revealed that he had spoken to former manager Roberto Martinez at Loftus Road last season, when his QPR side beat us 1-0.

The Spaniard had spoken highly about the club and the support that the board offer the staff, something that was glaringly missing when Sousa was at QPR.

He added:

'I talked to Roberto after the game against Swansea in London and he told me from the beginning that the chairman Huw Jenkins gave him a lot of support,'

'He said the club and the people worked a lot to give him support to get success. One of the important things for a manager is the support.

'After I met Huw Jenkins last week to talk about the club - the past, the present and the future - straight away I felt involved 100%'


Welcome to Swansea City, Paulo Sousa!



For the very latest Championship odds

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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Tuesday June 23 2009
Time: 9:53PM

Comments

0
welcome to swansea city indeed (now get to work) lol
james,jackarmy
24/06/2009 00:13:00
0
Hopefully he will have some cash especially if Bodde and Scotland go??
taylor2078
25/06/2009 10:04:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Swansea City Articles

Full Backs Linked, But Surely Moreno Not a Target!?

Swansea City have been linked with three full backs, but surely one of them - Liverpool's Alberto Moreno isn't a £13m target!?

Nordfeldt Not Satisfied With Lack Of Game Time

Swansea City goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt has spoken out about the lack of game time he's having at the club

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

2017/18 Final Weekend Details

With the release of the Premier League fixtures last week and last Wednesday seeing the EFL following suit, the full details for the final weekends across...

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Do you like the new 2017/18 kit?
Suggested By:
Like both home & away kits62%
Like home kit, not the away0%
Like away kit, not the home35%
Dislike both3%
Not sure yet0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.KevinE3
2.Dennis Downing2
Write for Vital Football