Huw In No Rush To Make Appointment

Tuesday, 13 July 2010, 13:22
1 min read

The Swansea City Chairman says that the club have made three approaches for three different people but would not reveal the names of those three people as he searches for the man to replace Paulo Sousa who left for Leicester last week.

Speaking on the club's official website, Jenkins said "I can confirm that we have made just three official approaches to different clubs about speaking to potential managerial candidates

"It would be unfair for me to confirm those candidates or clubs at the moment

"Yes we've had disappointments, but I'm not surprised at the negative responses from the clubs we have approached; while perhaps sometimes when people are given the opportunity to become a number one they feel the timing isn't always right for them.

"I can assure our supporters that we are more than happy to pay compensation for the right man – and clubs are aware of that.

"While I'm mindful that the supporters would like to see someone in place as soon as possible, we will not make a rash decision by rushing into things. When we make an appointment, it has to be the right one.

"As a club we find ourselves in an unusual position. Clubs who lose their manager are normally in disarray. We are not.

"We are lucky to have Colin Pascoe and Alan Curtis to hold the reigns, while you won't get a better captain than Garry Monk. They know how the club operates on a daily basis, having worked closely with the last two managers in Roberto Martinez and Paulo Sousa.

"This football club is sound and stable. It has a solid structure in place that we are determined to maintain rather than bring in someone new who wants to restructure the club and set it on a totally different path.

"That's why we cannot afford to make any rash decisions. We have to be selective and make the right appointment at the right time.

"Our overall structure has progressed a lot over the last three years and I am mindful of maintaining our principles, while also fully committed to finding someone who can work with us and take this football club forward again.

"I would urge our supporters to be patient and understanding because we are working extremely hard to do the very best for you and this football club.''

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