Highly-rated manager reacts to link to Crystal Palace hotseat – South London News


Steve Cooper claims his solely focus is Swansea Metropolis’s promotion race – with the Welshman linked with Crystal Palace over the weekend.

A nationwide newspaper reported on Sunday that the 41-year-old had been added to the listing of potential successors to Roy Hodgson in SE25.

The Eagles may have a managerial emptiness this summer time with Hodgson’s contract attributable to expire.

Cooper was appointed Swans chief in June 2019 and guided them to the play-offs final season.

They’re firmly within the combine for a top-two end within the Championship and have video games in hand on Norwich and Brentford.

Cooper has been lauded for the best way he has revitalised Metropolis and in addition his connections which have allowed them to beforehand land mortgage stars like Rhian Brewster and Conor Gallagher.

Requested in regards to the hyperlink to the Eagles, Cooper stated: “All of that’s irrelevant. Not even price speaking about. We’re on this mad schedule and the one factor I’m targeted on is the group and the collective, making ready for the subsequent recreation.

“There aren’t any sideshows and definitely nothing to speak about. The vital factor is we stick collectively and keep on with our work.”

Palace are mulling over whether or not to retain Hodgson, 73. Different choices are thought to incorporate Burnley’s Sean Dyche and Eddie Howe, who left Bournemouth on the finish of final season.

Hodgson stated: “I’m greater than comfy with my scenario for the time being. I’m completely satisfied to take every day because it comes and benefit from the job that I’ve been doing and am in a position to proceed doing.”

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