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  • on 31.05.2012
  • at 03:57 PM
  • by KT

Who is Graeme Jones | New Swansea City Manager?

With the emerging news that bookmakers have suspended betting on Graeme Jones replacing Brendan Rodgers as manager of Swansea City, many football fans up and down the UK will be asking, “Just who is Graeme Jones?“.

Jones previously worked under Roberto Martinez at Swansea, and more recently, Wigan Athletic. This is the 42-year-old’s first managerial job and what a way to start – in the Premier League!

He began his career with Bridlington Town, before earning a £10,000 move to Doncaster Rovers.

After scoring 30 goals during his spell at Doncaster, he made the move to Wigan Athletic (playing alongside a certain Roberto Martinez) and helped them secure promotion to Division 2 in 1997; scoring 31 goals for the side along the way – a Wigan record which still stands today.

He then played for various other clubs in both England and Scotland before injury forced him to retire in 2006.

It was then that he hooked up with Martinez by becoming his assistant at Swansea in 2007, and followed the manager when the pair made the move to the Premier League outfit Wigan in 2009.

The Swansea City fans seem less than impressed with the possible appointment, perhaps understandable given he has no managerial experience, and Swansea are 11/4 in the betting to be relegated from the Premier League according to Sporting Bet.

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