Chelsea legends Frank Lampard and John Terry in the mix for Swansea job with Eddie Howe favourite after Steve Cooper departure

Swansea are on the hunt for a new manager after the departure of Steve Cooper.

The 41-year-old guided the Swans to the Championship play-off final in May, where they missed out on promotion to the Premier League to Brentford.

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Cooper was linked with a host of jobs earlier this summer

Having reportedly grown unsettled, the former England youth manager, who guided the Under-17s to World Cup glory, decided not to renew his contract at the Liberty Stadium.

Cooper said: “I am very proud of what we have achieved over the past two seasons, especially getting to the play-off final, but it feels like a good time for all parties to make a change.

“It is a fantastic club, with incredible supporters and I am very grateful to them, to the players and all the staff for making me so welcome here. I wish the team every success for the future.”


He will not be short of suitors and was linked with the Crystal Palace job before the Eagles appointed Patrick Vieira.

But who will be next through the door at Swansea?

There are plenty of high-profile managers out there, with Eddie Howe and Frank Lampard still available.

Swansea must begin the search for his replacements

Swansea must begin the search for his replacements

Meanwhile, Aston Villa assistant John Terry has also been mentioned as an early contender, while Neil Lennon and Alex Neil are among the favourites.

Here, lists the bookmaker’s favourites for the Swansea job…

Swansea’s next manager odds

  • Eddie Howe – 4/1
  • Frank Lampard – 5/1
  • Alex Neil – 8/1
  • John Terry – 8/1
  • Neil Lennon – 8/1
  • Paul Warne – 10/1
  • Gareth Ainsworth – 12/1
  • Tony Pulis – 12/1 

(According to Oddschecker)

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