Ex-Sunderland boss rivals Brendan Rodgers to be new Swansea manager

Gus Poyet
Gus Poyet

Former Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has been linked with taking charge at relegation rivals Swansea - just a month after he was appointed as AEK Athens manager.

The future of Swansea boss Garry Monk remains under severe scrutiny after a run of just one win in their last 11 Premier League games, to leave them just a point above the relegation zone.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has dropped a hint that the club could dispense with Monk's services after admitting that "something needs to change".

Ex-Liverpool and Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers has been strongly tipped for a return to the Liberty Stadium.

But there have also been reports today that Poyet could be in the running for the position, despite taking the reins at Greek side AEK last month.

Poyet – sacked by Sunderland last April – penned a deal at AEK until the end of the season, albeit there is the option to extend his tenure by two years.