Swans issue hands-off Sousa warning

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Swansea have issued a hands-off warning to Premier League side Burnley in any attempt to lure boss Paulo Sousa to Turf Moor.

The Portuguese coach is among a host of names being linked as a possible replacement once Owen Coyle completes his expected move to Bolton.

Sousa has only been at the Liberty Stadium since the summer, following Roberto Martinez's exit to Wigan, but has performed superbly with the Swans well-placed for a Championship promotion push.

Chairman Huw Jenkins told the South Wales Evening Post: "If a manager is relatively successful with a club in the Championship, he is always going to be mentioned when a vacancy comes up in the Premier League.

But I would say two things. One, I don't think Burnley will be getting in touch with me. And two, even if they do, I think you can state that I won't be letting any club talk to our manager."

He added: "Swansea give any manager a good platform to work from these days, that's why Paulo wanted the job, and I think most people within the game now recognise that."

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