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5 contenders to be the next Swansea manager

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Swansea are looking for a new manager once again having announced they will not be extending Carlos Carvalhal's contract.

After replacing the sacked Paul Clement in December, the Portuguese was unable to prevent the Welsh club from being relegated from the Premier League.

Here are the potential candidates to succeed Carvalhal:

Chris Coleman

Coleman is currently without a job after being released from his contract at Sunderland following their relegation from the Championship. The 47-year-old had a pretty miserable time in charge of the Black Cats, but it was less than two years ago that his Wales team played in a European Championship semi-final.

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Graham Potter

Potter's work as boss of Swedish minnows Ostersund has given him considerable prominence and he has been linked with various vacancies in English football of late. The 42-year-old ex-York defender has taken Ostersund from the fourth tier to the Swedish top flight, and was the the last English manager standing in European club competition this season, with his side going out to Arsenal in the Europa League round of 32. Potter's men lost 4-2 on aggregate after pulling off a stunning 2-1 win at the Emirates Stadium.

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Leon Britton

The long-serving midfielder, who played in all four divisions for the Swans, made his final appearance for the club last weekend before retiring and taking up an ambassadorial role. Having become a player-coach in November, Britton, 35, was caretaker manager for two games the following month in between Clement's sacking and Carvalhal being appointed - a 1-1 home draw against Crystal Palace and a 5-0 loss at Liverpool.

Cameron Toshack

Someone else already at the club that Swansea could turn to is the son of their former player and manager John Toshack. The 48-year-old is currently in charge of the Under-23s, whom he guided to the Premier League 2 Division 2 title in 2016-17.

Michael Laudrup

The ex-Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Denmark player was Swansea's manager between June 2012 and February 2014 and in his only full season in the job oversaw them winning the League Cup. Since leaving the Liberty Stadium he has been managing in Qatar, where he is currently in charge at Al Rayyan.

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