Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is the latest boss who has revealed that he wants to emulate Swansea City and turn his side into an established Premier League club.
Recently, Rotherham boss Steve Evans and Wrexham manager Gary Mills both revealed they want their clubs to follow in the Swans’ footsteps. Just 12 years ago Swansea survived on the last day of the season to stay in the Football League with a 4-2 home victory over Hull City, just over a decade later they are now a top 10 Premier League club.
Bournemouth, who’s story is very similar to the Swans’, are gearing up for their first ever season in the promised land. In a recent interview, the Cherries boss said;
“We are more related to Swansea than anyone else with the style of our football. That’s not to say we have followed their blueprint but there are similarities between the two clubs, especially with their history and ours. Hopefully we can emulate what they have done.”
There’s no doubt that everyone involved with Swansea City over the last 12 years or so deserves a huge pat on the back. The Swans are the model club for any club with the ambition of going from the lower leagues to the top flight, and Garry Monk will be aiming to push his side even further this year.