Swansea City have been dealt a blow after it emerged John Eustace will no longer become their new manager.
The Swans have been searching for a new boss after confirming that Steve Cooper had left his role as head coach on Wednesday evening.
Queens Park Rangers assistant Eustace swiftly emerged as a leading contender for the role.
He was poised to become the club’s new boss, with agreements made between the Swans and the London club.
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The 41-year-old was in attendance as the Hoops defeated Manchester United 4-2 in a pre-season friendly at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday.
But he was expected to be formally announced as Swansea’s new boss on either Sunday or Monday.
However, Swansea have now been left in limbo with just 13 days to go until their Championship opener against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday, August 7 as Eustace has opted against moving to the Liberty Stadium.
Alan Tate is expected to take charge of the Swans’ pre-season fixture at Forest Green Rovers on Wednesday night.
It comes after their contest with Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Ground on Saturday was cancelled due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the first team bubble.
Swansea will need to resume their hunt for the new manager.
Former Under-23s coach Cameron Toshack could well be considered for the role while Michael Appleton is another man who has attracted interest.
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