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TEAMtalk may reveal that Swansea City boss Steve Cooper is seeking a significant salary increase from the club as his reputation in the game grows.
The Swans’ US owners have already indicated they are in talks, but we understand Cooper wants a big upgrade on his current deal. Co-owner Jason Levien admitted in February that the championship club was ready to explore the possibility of opening talks on a new deal: “Of course. I think that’s correct, “he said. when asked about the possibility of Cooper receiving a contract extension.
Cooper, however, believes his position in the game is now worthy of a reflective deal.
The former England Under-17 coach has led Swansea to third place and they are just six points behind Watford in second place with one game in hand. So automatic promotion to the Premier League in just his second season in charge is a clear possibility.
Since then he has been linked to the work of England U21, which is set to be vacant. Aidy Boothroyd’s contract expires this summer and there is now an apparent plan from the FA to extend it.
However,Wales Online say the The current Swans boss sees his long-term future in club play and is unlikely to be interested in being an international coach again.
Pontypridd-born Cooper, who led England’s Under-17s to World Cup glory in 2017, signed a three-year contract in June 2019.
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Cooper dismisses Palace talk
Cooper’s name has also been mentioned in connection with Premier League clubs Crystal Palace, Burnley and Newcastle. Everyone could be looking for new managers this summer.
Sun. He recently suggested that Cooper might well be the man the Eagles turn to when Roy Hodgson’s contract runs out in the summer.
However, Cooper insisted last month that the conversation was not even on his radar.
“All of that is irrelevant,” he said. “It’s not even worth talking about. We are in this crazy calendar and the only thing I am focused on is the team and the collective. I am preparing for the next game.
“There are no side shows and there is certainly nothing to talk about. The important thing is that we stick together and continue with our work.
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