Swans back in for Jones
Wigan number two Graeme Jones is still in the running for the Swansea job after it emerged he did not snub the chance to take charge.
Jones was hot favourite to replace Brendan Rodgers at the Liberty Stadium after Wigan granted the Swans permission to speak to him, but talks broke down and chairman Huw Jenkins turned his attentions elsewhere. Rumours were rife that Jones did not see himself as a manager and would prefer to stay at the DW Stadium working alongside Roberto Martinez, however such talk now appears to be wide of the mark. Swansea wanted Jones to pretty much sign up there and then but he was reluctant to do so and wanted time to think before taking the job. Jenkins quickly moved on to other targets but now reports claim that Jones is still high on his wanted list and a bid to get him on board could be resurrected in the coming days. It is also thought that Swansea's senior players want him back at the club where he worked with Martinez for two years before moving to Wigan in 2009, and have been in contact trying to persuade him to sign. Sources in the north west are confident he will stay with Wigan but Jones may not get a better chance of managing a Premier League club and that could be too tempting to turn down.