Swansea are set to appoint QPR assistant manager John Eustace as their new boss after sudden departure of Steve Cooper earlier this week
- Former England U17 coach left just weeks before the new Championship season
- The Swans were keen to secure a new boss before their first game on August 7
- The appointment of Eustace, 41, is likely to be confirmed at the start of next week
Swansea City are to appoint John Eustace as their new manager, with the move likely to be confirmed at the start of next week.
The 41-year-old will leave his role as Queens Park Rangers’ assistant boss to take charge at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea, who were beaten in the Championship play-off final in May, turned to Eustace after head coach Steve Cooper left earlier this week.
Swansea are set to appoint QPR assistant manager John Eustace (pictured) as their new boss
The appointment of the former Watford player Eustace is expected to be confirmed next week
The Welsh club will pay a small compensation fee to Championship rivals QPR, though Eustace is expected to remain with QPR for their pre-season friendly against Manchester United on Saturday.
Lincoln City manager Michael Appleton had also been under consideration prior to revealing he required cancer surgery.
Appleton, 45, is continuing his recovery but hopes to be back at work for the start of the season, depending on medical advice.
Previous manager Steve Cooper left the club just weeks before the new Championship season
After his departure, Cooper said: ‘I’m very proud of what we have achieved over the past two seasons, especially getting to the play-off final, but it feels like a good time for all parties to make a change.’
Cooper is said to have wanted more cash for transfers in order to bolster his squad this summer, but with his budget expected to be minimal once again he has decided the time is right to walk away.
The Swans face Blackburn in their first game of the new Championship on Saturday August 7.