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Swansea’s approach manager who delivered a higher average possession than Man City of Pep Guardiola last season – MK Dons boss Russell Martin


Swansea has made a formal move to speak to MK Dons boss Russell Martin about their leadership role.

The Swans are on the hunt for a manager after Steve Cooper left earlier this month.

Martin, 35, is one of Football League’s most promising young managers
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MK Dons confirmed Swansea’s interest in Martin and expressed his “extreme disappointment” with the Carabao Cup first round match against Bournemouth on Saturday.

The League One club said: “MK Dons can confirm that an official approach has been made by Swansea City to speak to Russell Martin about their vacant managerial post.

“To our extreme disappointment, it was received less than 24 hours before our first competitive game of the season.

“To minimize disruption to our players and our match preparation, it was decided that this would be discussed after today’s match.

“It was not our intention to issue a statement until discussions about the approach had taken place, but given the intense media speculation we felt it necessary to confirm the situation to our players this morning and to our supporters. before the match.

Swansea’s approach manager who delivered a higher average possession than Man City of Pep Guardiola last season – MK Dons boss Russell Martin
Cooper led Swansea to the first six consecutive championships in his two seasons at the helm
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“The Club will not be making any further comments at this time as we focus on this afternoon’s game.”

QPR deputy manager John Eustace turned down an opportunity to become Swansea’s new boss last weekend, while Chelsea legends John Terry and Frank Lampard have been linked with the post.

Martin led MK Dons to an impressive 13th place in his first full season in management last season.

Impressively, Martin’s Dons had a higher league average possession rate (63.97%) than Premier League champions Man City (63.73%) during the 2020/21 campaign.

Swansea’s approach manager who delivered a higher average possession than Man City of Pep Guardiola last season – MK Dons boss Russell Martin
Russell’s style of play would suit Swansea
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