Luke Williams: Swansea City in talks with Notts County boss to replace Michael Duff

Michael Duff was dismissed by the Swans on December 4, following a string of just five victories in 19 Championship games. Alan Sheehan, the caretaker boss, oversaw three wins, two draws, and two defeats. Presently, the club is in negotiations to finalize an agreement appointing 43-year-old Englishman Williams as their new head coach. If the move materializes, Williams would return to the club he departed in February 2022 after serving as an assistant coach to Russell Martin.

Although no compensation package has been settled between the clubs. It is anticipated that Williams’ assistant, Ryan Harley, will also make the move to Wales. Williams, who took charge of Notts County in the summer of 2022. Guided the team to Football League promotion through the play-offs with a club-record 107 points in the regular season. In December, Williams expressed being “flattered” by the Swans vacancy. Notts County currently sits fifth in League Two, seven points away from automatic promotion. Former boss Russell Martin left after not being offered a new contract. Taking over Southampton in June, while former Burnley defender Duff left Barnsley to join Swansea. Duff’s tenure saw the worst league start in 32 years, with criticisms directed at his style of play. Swansea claimed only six points from their next eight games after a brief upturn. Duff’s departure came after a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town.

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Chairman Andy Coleman reflected on the experience. Emphasizing the importance of the Swansea identity in the decision for a new head coach. The club initially targeted Chris Davies. Who worked as an assistant to Brendan Rodgers at Swansea between 2010 and 2012. Also but Davies opted to stay at Tottenham Hotspur. After a month without a permanent head coach, Swansea, currently in 16th place in the Championship, eight points away from the top six, is reassessing their options.

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