Alan Curtis tasked with saving Swansea from the dreaded drop

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 08 January 2016, 09:01

Alan CurtisSwansea have appointed caretaker boss Alan Curtis as their manager until the end of the season. The 61-year-old was placed in charge of the first team back in December following the sacking of Garry Monk, and has since gone on lead his troops to one win, a brace of draws, and two defeats from five matches at the helm.

Despite being linked with a multitude of managers Swansea have endured a frustrating time in finding a replacement for Monk. The likes of Marcelo Bielsa, Jorge Sampaoli, former boss Brendan Rodgers, Gus Poyet, and Roberto Di Matteo have all been linked with the Premier League post, however nothing ever materialised.

As a result the Welsh outfit have placed their faith in Curtis as they bid to avoid the dreaded drop down to the Championship. At the half-way stage (well, just over) the Swans sit 17th in the table, two points above the relegation zone with 19 points from 20 matches.

As always, the fight to stay in the top-flight is likely to go down to the wire, however Curtis will be determined to rack up some valuable victories in January, in a bid to pull his troops clear of the bottom three.

Beforehand the Swans must avoid an FA Cup upset away to League Two high-flyers Oxford, who will be gunning to grab a shock win at the Kassam Stadium on Sunday. After that they have a crunch league fixture at home to relegation rivals Sunderland, followed by Watford and Everton later this month.

Swansea Odds

  • To stay up @ 1/4 with Sky Bet
  • To be relegated @ 7/2 with Betfred
  • Finish in bottom-half @ 50/1 with Sky Bet
  • Top-10 finish @ 33/1 with Bet365
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