Swansea star wants Dutch legend as manager

Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm says that it would be an “honour” to be managed by Ronald Koeman.

The Dutch icon has recently emerged as a candidate to take over in the dugout at the Liberty Stadium this summer, amid talk that he will leave his current post at Feyenoord when the season ends.

Former club captain Garry Monk is currently in charge of the Swans following the dismissal of Michael Laudrup, but there are doubts as to whether he will be entrusted with the job beyond the current campaign.

Koeman is seen as a legend in his home nation after winning 78 international caps and representing the likes of Barcelona and Ajax in his playing days.

Vorm is one of a number of players from Holland in the Swansea squad, and the stopper says that it would be an “honour” to link up with his compatriot:

“With the Dutch boys, Jonathan de Guzman, Dwight Tiendalli and Marvin Emnes, it is a topic of conversation,” he is quoted by Sky Sports.

“I think that Koeman has been mentioned in the Dutch media, in particular, as a possible future coach.

“None of the Dutch players has previously worked with Koeman, so at Swansea it remains difficult for us to say anything about it. Though it is clear that he has done a good job at Feyenoord.

“It is a real honour for Swansea that a coach of Ronald Koeman’s calibre is interested in managing the club.

“Something like that would have been unthinkable here a few years ago.”