Swansea linked with a move to bring Brendan back to Wales

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It’s been a tough old season for Swansea City, and with the club keen to return to their mid-table ways next term, reports have emerged suggesting the club have set their sights on a familiar face.

Incredibly, former Liberty Stadium chief Brendan Rodgers is being linked with a return to west Wales, as speculation increases over the future of Francesco Guidolin.

Alongside Alan Curtis, the pair have steadied the ship, but relegation is still a possibility, while the Italian’s absence through illness has seen him miss Swansea’s last three fixtures.

It’s been claimed that Swans Chairman Huw Jenkins is reluctant to extend Guidolin’s contract beyond the summer, while the former Udinese manager is keen to prolong his stay.

It would be highly unlikely for any decision to be made before the club’s destination for next season has been secured, and a trip to Aston Villa next weekend provides the perfect opportunity for the Swans to all but bag their spot in the top flight for another year.

A 3-2 defeat at Bournemouth at the weekend was a missed opportunity, but a win at home to the Midland side would send the club to 36 points with seven games remaining.

Swansea are 8/13 to beat Remi Garde’s beleaguered Villans, who are 19/4 to claim just a fourth league win of the season.

Odds of 20/1 to go down suggest the Welshmen should be in the Premier League next term, but will Rodgers be making a return?

The Northern Irishman has been out of the game since parting company with Liverpool in September, but spent two successful seasons in south Wales, guiding the Swans from the Championship into the top tier in 2011.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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