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Wigan Athletic Assistant Manager Graeme Jones Favourite For Swansea City Job

Betting suspended on Martinez assistant.

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Former Swansea assistant manager Graeme Jones has emerged as the favourite to replace Brendan Rogers at the Liberty Stadium.

Bookmakers have suspended bets on the 42-year-old’s appointment, with Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins keen to tie up the deal as soon as Rogers’ move to Anfield is finalised.

Jenkins targeted 42-year-old Jones in 2010 before Rogers took over at the Liberty and now looks set to secure his man. He told the BBC that “everybody is being considered”, while Wigan chairman Dave Whelan said he is yet to receive an approach for Jones.

Journeyman striker Jones enjoyed a 14-year playing career that included a successful stint at Wigan alongside Roberto Martinez, where he scored 44 goals in 96 appearances as the Latics climbed the football leagues in the mid-1990s.

Following his retirement in 2006, he joined Swansea in 2007 as assistant manager to Martinez but followed the Spaniard back to Wigan in 2009.

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