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The truth behind Chelsea legend and Aston Villa coach’s links to Swansea City manager job and the latest on John Eustace

John Terry is not in the running to succeed Steve Cooper as Swansea City manager, and John Eustace remains the frontrunner.

A media report had suggested that Terry, who is currently assistant to Dean Smith at Aston Villa, was being considered as a possible replacement for Steve Cooper, who left his post by mutual consent on Wednesday.

Despite his wealth of experience, Terry hasn’t yet taken a managerial role, but was tipped in some corners to take the hot-seat for the very first time in south Wales.

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There was even a suggestion that Terry would potentially bring Jody Morris with him as his assistant.

However, Gist Vile understands the Chelsea legend is not in the running to take over the vacant post.

Speculation has been rife over who would replace Cooper, with Cameron Toshack another name to be mentioned, although it’s understood he hadn’t been formally contacted over the role.

John Eustace remains the frontrunner for the job, and could even be unveiled as the club’s new manager before the weekend.

Eustace is currently assistant at Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers, with his last job as a boss coming at Kidderminster Harriers, where he enjoyed a two-year stint as manager before departing for Loftus Road in 2018.

As things stand, club icon Alan Tate could well take charge of Saturday’s pre-season fixture against Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium, but it’s understood an announcement could be made before the trip over the Severn.

Following their clash with Bristol Rovers this weekend, the Swans take on Forest Green Rovers and Southampton before kicking off their Championship campaign at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, August 7.

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