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Rodgers appointed Swansea manager

16 July 2010 18:50

SWANSEA (AFP) - Championship club Swansea City appointed Brendan Rodgers as their new manager on Friday.

Rodgers has agreed a 12-month rolling contract with the Swans as he returns to management after being sacked just six months into his reign at Reading last season.

The 37-year-old, who has also had a spell in charge of Watford, replaces Paulo Sousa at the Liberty Stadium following the Portuguese coach's move to Leicester earlier this month.

Rodgers told www.swanseacity.net: "It's a very proud moment for me. I'm very proud to become manager of Swansea City, a progressive club that plays the game the right way.

"My aim is continue that philosophy and help the club progress. I will inherit a wonderful group of players and if I can help them develop and improve I will be very pleased.

"I've seen the passion of the Swansea fans for myself when I was here last season and I can assure them I've come here to be a winner. I'm really looking forward to the challenge."

Swans chairman Huw Jenkins added: "I'm delighted with the appointment. It's taken us a bit of time, but I'm sure Brendan will prove well worth the wait."

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# Team MP D P
1 35 +29 66
2 35 +29 65
3 35 +28 65
4 35 +31 63
5 34 +29 62
6 35 +12 61
7 34 +18 60
8 35 +6 57
9 35 +7 50
10 34 -2 46
11 34 -1 45
12 35 -5 45
13 35 -4 44
14 34 -11 42
15 35 -15 42
16 34 -9 41
17 35 -11 41
18 35 -16 41
19 35 -3 40
20 35 -13 39
21 35 -18 37
22 35 -26 31
23 34 -16 28
24 34 -39 22

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