Sat 31 July 2021 | 11:02

MK Dons confirm Swansea approach for Russell Martin

The Swans are without a coach since the departure of Steve Cooper in July.

Having spent the last month without a coach,


are interested in appointing

Russell Martin

as their new manager. Martin is currently in charge of

MK Dons

, who are set to face Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup on Saturday.

The League One club confirmed Swansea’s approach to sign Martin.

"To our extreme disappointment, this was received less than 24 hours prior to our first competitive fixture of the season."

said the club in an official



"To minimise disruption to our players and our match preparation, it was decided that this would be discussed after today's game,

"It was not our attention to release a statement until after discussions had taken place but given the intense media speculation, we felt it necessary to confirm the situation to both our players this morning and to our supporters before the game.

"The club will make no further comment at this time while we focus on this afternoon's fixture."

Martin took charge at Stadium MK in November 2019. The English coach, whose side finished 13th in League One last season, is contracted until next summer at MK Dons. QPR assistant coach

John Eustace

was considered to be appointed as Swansea’s next manager. However, the Welsh coach ruled himself out due to personal reasons.

The Dons will start their new League One campaign with a match against


on August 7. Swansea will face


in their Championship opener on the same day.

source: SportMob

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