Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Sousa: 'Managing Swansea Is My Ambition'

Sousa: 'Managing Swansea Is My Ambition'

With Owen Coyle leaving Burnley for Bolton Wanderers this week, it was inevitable really that Paulo Sousa was going to be linked with the vacant manager's job at Turf Moor.

Following newspaper reports linking Sousa with a move to the Premiership side, BBC Sport put a spanner in the works really by carefully selecting quotes in an article to suggest that Paulo Sousa was eyeing a top-flight move to match his Premiership ambition. They got the response they were looking for from the fans, as they questioned his loyalty to us - believing he'd jump ship as soon as an Premier League opportunity came along.

However, Sousa was later quoted in the local media as being appreciated to be linked with a move to Burnley, but insisted he's concentrating completely on the job in hand at Swansea City, although he hasn't ruled out a move to Turf Moor.

"It`s something I appreciate because it`s recognition that we are doing well and people are aware of our work,"

"It`s important to hear these things. Recognition is one of the most important things in your work. We need to feel proud of this.

"It means it is recognition for the work we are all doing. We are in a good place and I am happy."


Talking about his job at Swansea City, he added:

"Managing Swansea is my ambition. I came here with my ambitions and a desire to do well and I am happy at that and also happy because I see interest in my players from other clubs. This is important recognition.

"My interest is doing our work well because this is what I love to do, this is where my passion is.

"And I will respect my club, my players and myself as a manager to doing the best for the club. This is what I am concentrating on.

"And, with respect, I am Swansea manager and that is all I am concentrating on."


At first it seemed quite laughable about the prospect of Sousa leaving to join Burnley, but considering even Brian Laws is one of the favourites amongst the bookies to get the job, I certainly wouldn't rule it out.



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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday January 10 2010
Time: 3:11PM

Comments

0
Dont want to worry you but this is what Owen Coyle has said in last year to show his loyalty(NOT) to BFC-March 2009-"I've no intention of going anywhere, I love it at this football club. "Our focus is on staying together. I didn't bring players into this football club to be up and leaving at the first opportunity. "That's never going to be the case. ... See More "I'm not upping and leaving at the drop of a hat, I'm here for as long as the club want me, and they know that. "I want to be here, I don't want anybody to be distracted, there's a job to be done here, and I want to do it." Said only last month -“I enjoy being at the football club, I enjoy my work and coming through the door every morning” and the one that takes the biscuit--"If money's their god, they'll be motivated by money, I personally was always motivated by football." I will never,ever trust the words of any manager ever again they are bull*****ting ********s. As it happens I think we can do better than Sousa who has no Prem league experience whatsoever
turfmanphil
10/01/2010 15:40:00
0
Sounds exactly like what Martinez did to us, giving us a load of B.S loyalty talk before leaving for Wigan. You say you can do better than Sousa but why on earth is Brian laws emerged as a target? he's crap.
KevinE
10/01/2010 19:18:00
0
cant wait until burnley get their new manager and we can forget about all this
GThomas
10/01/2010 21:34:00
0
Not very ambitious then is he
Tiny T
11/01/2010 10:26:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Clement Now Looks Ahead To 'Vital Period'

Swansea City manager Paul Clement insisted his side's 3-1 defeat at leaders Chelsea won't damage their confidence

Stats: Chelsea v Swansea City

All the stats from Chelsea (3) vs (1) Swansea City, Stamford Bridge, 25th February 2017 Att: 41,612

Team Line-Ups & Updates: Chelsea vs Swansea City

Team line-ups and match updates as Swansea City take on League leaders Chelsea

Fer: Boss Wants Me To Be A Box-To-Box Midfielder

Leroy Fer has told the Official website that Paul Clement wants him to be a box to box midfielder

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Chelsea
Suggested By:
Fabianski34%
Naughton0%
Fernandez0%
Mawson0%
Olsson0%
Cork66%
Fer0%
Carroll0%
Routledge0%
Sigurdsson0%
Llorente0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 26 20 3 3 63 36
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 26 12 8 6 44 15
8 WBA 26 11 7 8 40 4
9 West Ham 26 9 6 11 33 -9
10 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
11 Burnley 26 9 4 13 31 -9
12 Watford 26 8 7 11 31 -13
13 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
14 AFC Bournemouth 26 7 5 14 26 -15
15 Swansea 26 7 3 16 24 -25
16 Middlesbrough 26 4 10 12 22 -9
17 Crystal Palace 26 6 4 16 22 -13
18 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
19 Hull City 26 5 6 15 21 -27
20 Sunderland 26 5 4 17 19 -24
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 18 2017 5:30PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.BrianMannebach3
2.yugo233
3.Phil W3
4.KevinE2
5.GThomas2
6.Dennis Downing2
7.London Pete1
8.deano1
The Vital Football Members League