MK Dons revealed that Swansea City has made an approach to speak to manager Russell Martin. The Championship team are looking to fill the vacant spot left by steve cooper in July. MK Dons said they were extremely disappointed that the approach was made just 24 hours before their first game of the season. The League One side takes on Bournemouth in the first round of the Carabao Cup.
“To minimize disruption to our players and our match preparation, it was decided that this would be discussed after today’s game,” MK Dons said in a club statement after Swansea city made an approach for their head coach Russell martin. “It was not our attention to release a statement until after discussions had taken place but given the intense media speculation, we felt it necessary to confirm the situation to both our players this morning and to our supporters before the game.”
“The club will make no further comment at this time while we focus on this afternoon’s fixture.” the statement added.
Martin was appointed as the head coach of MK Dons in 2019 and helped them finish 13th in League One. This was his first full season in charge of the club after signing a two and a half years contract. John Eustace, assistant QPR manager was in the running but ruled himself out citing personal reasons. MK Dons begin their League One campaign away at newly-promoted Bolton on August 7.