Date: 6th July 2010 at 6:20pm
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Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale has ruled out a move to Swansea City, and says he’s happy at his current club.

Tisdale emerged as one of the early favourites to replace Paulo Sousa at the Liberty Stadium, having been linked with the job last year when Roberto Martinez left to join Wigan Athletic.

He told the Echo Sport that he’s not looking for a move:

‘I am very happy where I am, I was happy last year and I am happy this year.

‘It is conjecture. It is not relevant because it has not been put to me or the club. There has been no contact at all.

‘It is going to happen. I am not scared of people being interested in me and not scared of doing what is right as well.

‘One day I will move on when it is right to do so ? but I am not looking to move.’


Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins commented about Tisdale, he said:

‘We considered him (Tisdale) last time, he’s another year on from that and he’s worked at Exeter to keep them in that division,’

‘But we’ve moved on over the last 12 months so we’ll have to see what other thoughts we have.

‘We’re looking for a good manager first and foremost, somebody we can all work with, somebody who’s committed and fully understands what level we’re at and can accept that.’


Other managers being linked recently are Brighton & HA boss Gus Poyet, Sheffield United coach Gary Speed – both linked with the job last Summer. Gareth Southgate, sacked by Middlesbrough in October 2009 was also a strong favourite amongst the bookies, but his odds have dropped recently. Chris Coleman, Graeme Jones, Jim Magilton and Nigel Adkins have also been mentioned as possible replacements.



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