Arsenal legend frontrunner to become new Swansea manager

Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has become the front-runner to replace Garry Monk as the new Swansea boss, according to reports from the London Evening Standard.

The Swans started their Premier League season quite well with two wins and two draws in their opening four games, but since then have only managed one victory in their last eleven, losing seven.

These poor results convinced chairman Hugh Jenkins to sack Monk as the club’s manager earlier this week, with the likes of ex-Liverpool gaffer Brendan Rodgers and former Manchester United chief David Moyes linked with the role.

However, Bergkamp has suddenly become one of the favourites to take over the position after his odds shortened from 20/1 down to just 8/1 the past few days.

This came after speculation that the Ajax technical director was in the frame to take to the Swans job as his first managerial role, and is being heavily considered by Jenkins.

Bergkamp made 423 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 120 goals.