Davies yet to make Swansea decision - Postecoglou

Published on: 08 December 2023

Chris Davies: Swansea target 'outstanding', says Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou says his assistant Chris Davies has yet to decide whether he should become Swansea City's new head coach.

Davies is a leading candidate to succeed Michael Duff as Swans boss, but the Championship club have had an approach rejected by Spurs.

The former Celtic assistant boss joined Tottenham's staff when Postecoglou was appointed manager earlier this year.

"It's his decision in terms of what he wants to do," said Postecoglou.

"Obviously the club will deal with it from there. I've had a brief discussion with Chris and he knows we've got a busy week, so we'll focus on that.

"He's an outstanding individual; he's done some great work with us and great work in the past. It's not surprising to me that Swansea or other clubs would look at him.

"It's what you want, to be honest. You want good people and when you've got good people, they're going to attract attention.

"From my perspective, whatever that transpires to, it's very much in Chris' hands."

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Despite having their approach to speak with Davies rejected earlier this week, Swansea have not given up hoping of hiring their former analyst as their new boss.

Davies was on the touchline for Tottenham's 2-1 home loss to West Ham on Thursday, which made it four defeats in five for the injury-hit hosts.

Top-four rivals Newcastle are up next for Spurs on Sunday and Postecoglou admitted Davies could still leave for Swansea after that fixture.

Davies departing would be unwanted disruption for Spurs, who remain without several key players due to injury and have not tasted victory since 27 October.

But Postecoglou added: "I've always been relaxed.

"I have said in the past, it is part of my role to develop staff and I am really proud of the fact a lot of the guys I've worked with, the reason they are not with me as assistants is because they are senior managers in their own right.

"If you are looking for things that will be disruptive, you can use that as a clutch or an excuse for anything.

"We lost Harry Kane the day before the season started so there is a disruption; we lost half the squad after one game so there is a disruption. There will always be this.

"You can't work in a vacuum where everything is perfect and, for me, I have been relaxed in these kind of situations because I have always believed the environment will cover whatever challenges we have if we get it right."

Source: bbc.com

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