Next Swansea Manager: Coleman being backed to return 'home' after Carvalhal departure

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Chris Coleman is the early favourite to replace Carlos Carvalhal at Swansea
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Chris Coleman is the early favourite to replace Carlos Carvalhal in the Swansea hotseat after the Welsh club confirmed the Portuguese coach's departure on Friday...

"Coleman, who is out of work after being released by Sunderland in the wake of their relegation to League One was born in Swansea and played 160 times for them between 1987 and 1991."

After talks with the Swansea board on Thursday following the club's relegation to the Championship, Carvalhal was told he will be leaving the club after just six months in charge.

Swansea took 17 points in the first nine games after the former Sheffield Wednesday manager took the helm at the Liberty but the form tailed off badly and demotion was confirmed after the 2-1 defeat to Stoke last weekend.

Carvalhal's departure means the Swans are now search of their fifth appointment in 19 months and the early 2/1 favourite on the Betfair Sportsbook market is former Wales and Sunderland manager, Chris Coleman.

Coleman, who is out of work after being released by Sunderland in the wake of their relegation to League One was born in Swansea and played 160 times for them between 1987 and 1991.

Highly rated Östersunds head coach, Graham Potter, who presided over a famous win against Arsenal earlier this season, is next in the betting at 5/2, ahead of Swansea under-23 coach Cameron Toshack (son of John) at 5/1.

Others in the market include former Swans boss Michael Laudrup (8/1), Leon Brittan (14/1) and Alan Pardew (16/1).

Elsewhere today, Stoke announced the departure of Paul Lambert while West Brom confirmed that Darren Moore would be taking over on a permanent basis after his impressive spell as caretaker.

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