Jenkins targets big name to replace Rodgers
Chairman Huw Jenkins feels the successes of the Swansea's previous bosses will help them land a top manager to replace Brendan Rodgers.
The Swans are on the hunt for a new boss following Rodgers' move to Liverpool and Jenkins hopes to make an appointment within the next week. Jenkins has interviewed a number of candidates and the Swans chairman feels the successes and growing reputations of Rodgers and previous boss Roberto Martinez, who was also in the running to take charge of Liverpool, will help Swansea secure a big name as their new manager. "We have proved at Swansea City that managers can grow into high-calibre managers by working with us," he told the South Wales Evening Post. "And I think as a result, we have developed a new respect in the football world. People on the outside have seen how Brendan and Roberto have risen up the ladder and that they are now regarded as two of the best managers in the Premier League. "What has happened to them has opened up new avenues for us that simply were not there in the past. "People can see now that Swansea City is a good place to come and work." Former Getafe and Mallorca boss Michael Laudrup is considered to be the favourite to replace Rodgers at the Liberty Stadium, while former Arsenal and Holland star Dennis Bergkamp has also been linked with the role. The Swans are also thought to be considering Blackpool boss Ian Holloway, Brighton boss Gus Poyet and Wigan assistant Graeme Jones.