Next Swansea manager “must be willing to start atrociously”

Swans chairman Huw Jenkins in sensational rethink of strategy as lessons of Monk and Laudrup are learned.

Potential next Swansea manager Avram Grant
COFFEE: Grant (Image: Medija centar Beograd)

The next Swansea manager must demonstrate a willingness for desperately poor results over the first 6-12 months of his tenure, says chairman Huw Jenkins.

News broke this morning that Garry Monk had been relieved of his duties just months after leading the Swans to their highest Premier League finish, while his predecessor Michael Laudrup was given the boot despite winning the League Cup.

Subsequent spells of poor form did for both managers in the end, prompting a sensational rethink of strategy from Jenkins.

He told Football Burp: “What if, instead of starting out like a house on fire before dipping horribly, the next guy agreed to begin on a note of sheer incompetence?

“Unbroken success is evidently not achievable at this football club, so whoever comes in to replace Garry might as well get the bad bit out of the way first before leading us to unprecedented glory well into the future.

“This would of course involve giving the next Swansea manager time and patience, which goes against my very nature, but I’d be much more willing to invest in a long-term project with someone who’s able to achieve absolutely no results for the first year or so.

“It is primarily for this reason that I’ll be meeting Avram Grant for a coffee in just over half an hour.”

Tim Sherwood was unavailable for mildly unhinged comment.