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Swansea City’s task of appointing a new manager after the sacking of Gary Monk has taken a rather bizarre twist today, with the rumours that the Swans hierarchy are interested in talking to former Chelsea and West Ham boss Avram Grant about the vacant managerial position at the Liberty Stadium, according to Sky Sports.
The Israeli boss hasn’t managed in the Premier League for five years after he was sacked by West Ham, during a season which saw the Hammers get relegated to the Championship.
When the news of Gary Monk’s departure broke, there were many names instantly linked to the post, including former Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers, and ex Man United boss David Moyes.
The apparent interest in Avram Grant has come out of the blue, and whilst the Israeli has had some limited success in English football, after being a penalty kick away from winning the Champions League in 2008, his appointment at Swansea would be a strange one.
Check out the view of some confused Swansea fans below.
How can Swansea be interested in Avram Grant to be their manager. The mind boggles.
— Stephen Evans (@StephenEvans75) December 10, 2015
Imagine getting Avram Grant in and fully expecting not to get relegated — Lewis (@LewisD28) December 10, 2015
Unanimous support for Doctor Death otherwise known as Avram Grant….not!
— Jack Barmy (@71_alec) December 10, 2015
Surely Huw wouldn’t go for Avram Grant to replace Monk with all the other candidates for the job.Surely not 😡 — Paul Trotman (@scfc_paul) December 10, 2015
Swansea are looking at Gus Poyet and Avram Grant. Looks like their owners are hell bent on getting relegated, that’s why they sacked Monk.
— Hashbrown (@hesham786) December 10, 2015
Avram Grant?!? Really? Why do ppl keep giving average coaches work — Peter Mcpartland (@PED7) December 10, 2015
In a bid to worsen their recent decline, Swansea have declared their interest in Avram Grant as a replacement for Garry Monk.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 10, 2015
Avram Grant 😂😂😂 ul
— Tom (@TomHBentley) December 10, 2015
Avram Grant getting the Swansea job would be a hanukkah miracle — White Hart Kane (@COYSSG_) December 10, 2015
— 888sport (@888sport) December 10, 2015