Dyer praise for Jenkins

Nathan Dyer has praised chairman Huw Jenkins for standing by the passing philosophy which has served Swansea so well.

Last Updated: 26/02/13 at 07:28 Post Comment

Nathan Dyer: Impressed with last four managers at Swansea

Nathan Dyer: Impressed with last four managers at Swansea

Wembley hero Nathan Dyer has praised Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins for standing by the passing philosophy which has served the club so well.

The Swans claimed their first major trophy as Dyer scored a brace and secured the man-of-the-match award in the 5-0 Capital One Cup final win over Bradford.

The victory capped the south Wales club's astonishing rise from the foot of the Football League to the top half of the Premier League in less than 10 years, a climb overseen at every step by chairman Jenkins.

Jenkins, part of a consortium of local supporters and businessmen who saved the club from oblivion in 2001, has shown himself to be a shrewd judge of managers and their ability to fit in with his desire to see Swansea adhere to their attractive style.

Consecutive appointments of Roberto Martinez, Paulo Sousa and Brendan Rodgers have paved the way for the current success under Michael Laudrup.

Dyer believes it is Jenkins' eye for detail in those situations which has made the difference, and could do so again as and when Laudrup eventually moves on.

He said: "Towards the end of last season with Brendan it was becoming inevitable he would leave given the progress we had made, and it would have been hard for him to turn down a move to a big club like Liverpool.

"But since I have been here I have had four managers and the chairman has brought in the right guy every time, so we have never taken a step back and he knows what he is doing.

"The chairman likes the philosophy and so do the fans so he will always find someone who wants to play good football, and as long as we do that, we will do well.

"Even when Brendan left we still had the players to play the right way, so just because we lost the manager last summer didn't mean we would be fighting relegation, that does not make sense."

The only blot on Dyer's day at Wembley was the row he had with Jonathan de Guzman over who would take Swansea's penalty after Bantams' keeper Matt Duke had been sent off.

Dyer felt he should have been allowed to take the spot-kick, and try to become the first man to score a hat-trick in a League Cup final.

"There was no designated penalty taker," he said.

"When you are on two goals and you have the chance of a hat trick in a final... it's every boy's dream and I thought I should have been given it, but I didn't and I was frustrated and annoyed.

"He had the ball, but we have talked it over and made up so it was just one of those things."


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