Ryan Giggs was reportedly in the frame for the Swansea job but the Manchester United legend is said to have fluffed his interview.
The Swans sacked Francesco Guidolin on Monday, immediately replacing the Italian with Bob Bradley.
Giggs, who left his role as United assistant boss in the summer, has been linked with the Swansea position and the Daily Mail claim the Welshman was initially chairman Huw Jenkins’ preferred choice.
But Giggs is said to have failed to impress Swansea’s US-based owners in an interview, despite reportedly having lined up a backroom team which included former United team-mate Nicky Butt.
The club’s owners were said to have been keen to give Guidolin more time but the Italian was axed on his birthday following Saturday’s defeat to Liverpool, with Bradley becoming the first American to manage in the Premier League.
The Daily Mail also reports:
“Club sources revealed on Monday that Bayern Munich assistant manager Paul Clement was also interviewed for the post, as was former Villarreal boss Marcelino.”