Swansea, Crystal Palace managerial hunt: Championship boss’ agent spotted at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace managerial hunt: Championship boss’ agent spotted at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace’s pursuit of Steve Cooper may have taken a step forward, as The Sun on Sunday (23.05.21, pg. 59) reports that Cooper’s ‘new agent’ was recently spotted in the director’s box at Selhurst Park.

Swansea City boss Steve Cooper has just guided his side to the Championship play-off final. They overcame a strong-looking Barnsley side in the semi-finals yesterday and now face Brentford at Wembley.

Cooper though has been linked with Crystal Palace throughout the year. He’s only ever seemed like a distant candidate but now, Alan Nixon writes in The Sun on Sunday how Palace could ‘pay up’ his Swans compensation fee if they are ‘convinced’ about him.

Swansea, Crystal Palace managerial hunt: Championship boss’ agent spotted at Selhurst Park

To add to that, Cooper’s agent was spotted at Selhurst Park in the director’s box, presumably earlier in the week when Palace hosted Arsenal.

Palace have been strongly linked with ex-Derby County manager Frank Lampard of late, with ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe’s name also having been mentioned.

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Cooper has become a man in-demand after another positive showing with Swansea in the Championship.

Having crashed out of the play-offs at the semi-final stage last time round to Brentford, he now faces the Bees in the play-offs once again. But for Thomas Frank’s side, memories of their last trip to Wembley will still be looming large.

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They lost to Fulham in the final but have put on another good sowing in the second-tier. Which way the final might swing is anyone’s guess but should Swansea lose then it could really step up outside interest in their manager.

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