Steve Cooper has brushed aside speculation about his future at Swansea City following his side’s pre-season triumph over Plymouth Argyle.
The 41-year-old was heavily linked with vacant leadership positions at Crystal Palace and Fulham this summer, though Patrick Vieira and Marco Silva landed the roles at Selhurst Park and Craven Cottage respectively.
And concerns potentially remain over the position of the former England youth manager as he addressed the speculation about his post which has emerged since the Swans were beaten 2-0 by Brentford in the play-off final at Wembley in May.
“I think if there is any real news, this is when we will speak,” he said.
“There is 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’m working hard. I think you could see tonight [against Plymouth] through the good times and the bad times, you could see that the players were trying.
“Day to day it’s like that. I’ve always been like that. I didn’t care about anything else.
“If there’s anything official about me, then we’ll talk about it then, but there isn’t. We’ll leave it at that.”
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Given the radio silence of the past few weeks, fans have remained concerned ahead of the new campaign, despite discussions about a possible release chill lately.
Cooper now appears destined to stay at Swansea, despite being in the final year of his contract with the club.
“His [contract] not something that worries me and it’s not something that I think about, ”he said.
“It’s not something worth talking about as there are no updates.”
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And when asked if he’s still attached to the Liberty Stadium team, Cooper replied, “I couldn’t have given more over the past two years because that’s what the job demands. and that’s how I personally live my life anyway.
“There is no one who could have worked harder than me over the past two years because I have been so proud to be a part of this brilliant football club and that is exactly how I feel right now .
“I have a fantastic connection with the players, I love them very much, the staff and it’s been that kind of place that I feel from day one. I think every player will say that too.”
Swansea continued preparations for the new campaign with a relentless 2-1 pre-season victory over Plymouth Argyle.
The goals of Morgan Whittaker and Liam Cullen proved sufficient for visitors to Home Park. You can read the full match report here.
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