It’s been a strange drawn out managerial chase but it seems to be over with several trusted journalists saying that Russell Martin has agreed a three year contract to join the Swans from MK Dons.
The contract – reported as agreed in principle – will see him take charge of the Dons for the last time tomorrow in the League Cup against Bournemouth before making the move to South Wales as the replacement for Steve Cooper.
It has been a strange few weeks for the Swans following the initial report – here on Planet Swans – that Steve Cooper was to leave his post, something confirmed by the club a few days later.
First off in the chase there was John Eustace. The QPR assistant manager made a very quick rise to the top of the odds and the Swans made an approach. It looked simple enough and that he was about to get the job but a U-turn and he stayed in West London and we started again.
Then there was Jody Morris. As we have reported twice, he has been very close to the job and certainly looked as if he was about to be appointed. It was reported on these pages in good faith that that was the case and it is certainly certain that he impressed those that spoke to him – some quality journalists have backed that up.
But the Swans had one further twist and returned to Martin who – by accounts on Friday night – has agreed this three year contract in principle and will be the new Swansea City boss.
Welcome to Swansea Russell Martin.
Understood that MK Dons’ League Cup R1 tie against Bournemouth tomorrow will be Russell Martin’s last game in charge. Three-year contract at Swansea City agreed in principle.
— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) July 30, 2021