Swansea City boss Steve Cooper set to step out amid ‘concerns’ over club leadership

Steve Cooper is due to leave Swansea City just two weeks before the start of the new championship campaign.

Cooper led the Swans to last season’s play-offs final at Wembley, where they were beaten by Brentford.

The year before, Cooper took City to the semi-finals in his first campaign as a club manager.

He was tentatively linked with a number of vacancies at other clubs this summer, including Tottenham and Crystal Palace.

But, as The Telegraph is now reporting, he is set to leave the club. The report says Cooper is set to agree to a mutual termination of his contract with an official announcement likely this week.

He adds that Cooper is leaving “amid concerns about the future direction of the club.”

The news comes just a day after Cooper, 41, refused to talk about his future.

After a friendly victory over Plymouth he told BBC Wales: “I think if there is any real news, this is when we will speak.

‚ÄúThere’s no official update on anything. You know I don’t like to talk about myself, so let’s focus on the boys.

“I’m here, I work hard. Day after day, it’s like that. I’ve always been like that. I didn’t care about anything else.

“If there’s something really official about me, then we’ll talk about it, but there isn’t, so we’ll leave it at that.”

Swansea will start the new championship campaign at Blackburn on August 7th.

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