Swansea City heads into Sunday’s matchup against West Ham still without a manager.
Garry Monk was sacked on December 9 as the Swans struggled, hovering just above the relegation zone in the Premier League.
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Alan Curtis was named caretaker manager, overseeing a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Manchester City last weekend, as Kelechi Iheanacho‘s stoppage time winner handed Swans their eighth loss of the season.
Marcelo Bielsa has been heavily linked with the vacant managerial position, as the 60-year-old has great experience managing the likes of Argentina, Chile, and most recently Marseille.
Nicknamed “El Loco,” Bielsa’s work has been praised by many, with Pep Guardiola once calling him the best manager in the world.
It has been reported that Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins flew to Argentina to meet with Bielsa, although Jenkins said the club “will not rush into anything” when making a decision.
The following is a message from Jenkins from a series of posts on the club’s official Twitter account.
We have been working tirelessly and diligently to fill the managerial void. But the important thing is that we find the right person to complement our set-up.
We would all like the appointment to happen sooner rather than later, but we will not rush into anything.
If it takes us a little longer than expected then I’m sure it will be to the long-term benefit of this football club.
Bielsa would be a wonderful hire for the club, and would be able to bring the knowledge and experience to turn things around at Swansea. For Sunday’s match against West Ham, Curtis will remain the caretaker.