Swans in a flap on Holloway

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IAN Holloway continues to be linked with the vacant job at Swansea, but Pool have not had any formal approach for their manager.

The Swans initially wanted Wigan number two Graeme Jones to replace Brendan Rodgers, who has gone to Liverpool.

But talks with Jones fell down and while the manager’s position remains unfilled at the Liberty Stadium, Pool fans will fret.

Holloway is on the Swans’ shortlist, along with Brighton’s Gus Poyet and former Denmark star Michael Laudrup. But new candidates keep appearing, with Arsenal and Holland legend Dennis Bergkamp becoming the bookies favourite yesterday.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins doesn’t seem to bothered about putting an end to the speculation, saying he will take his time appointing a new boss.

“We are weighing up our options,” Jenkins said. “There is no timescale, apart from having the new manager in place for the start of the season.”

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At least Pool fans don’t have to worry about any interest in Holloway from Norwich. The Canaries have been granted permission by Birmingham to open talks with Chris Hughton.

But such is the madness of the football industry that if Hughton does leave, Holloway is then likely to be linked with the St Andrew’s job. It could be a long summer.

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