Yes, hopefully rubbish, as I don't like the idea of him being interviewed elsewhere. However, it is hardly implausible that he was interviewed but was not offered the job, given the profile of some of the other candidates.I would be surprised if that was the case (i.e not getting past the first stage), however I cannot say that I am disappointed if true
Much as with any player or any other employee if a better paid job/contract with a good club/company that suits personal circumstances becomes available then he would be foolish not to show an interest. Football management must be one of the most precarious occupations in existence and opportunities for British managers in particular to move up a level are fairly few and far between and will only ever arise when the manager's star is on the rise - as is MM's. MM is the 19th longest serving manager in the PL/EFL and he hasn't been with us for 3 years yet! Looking at managers in the PL it is a rarity for a British manger to reach that level working his way up from the lower leagues and is becoming more that way at Championship level. On that basis MM has every chance of fulfilling his potential here and if he ever takes us into the Championship will have fully deserved a shot in the top league. So I don't think we should be disheartened if MM is linked with, or even shows an interest in, jobs at a level above - it proves what a good job he is doing for us. God help any Lincoln fans who go into a tailspin every time the Cowleys are linked with a vacancy!If these rumours are true, it's worrying he's after another job so soon after extending his contract. However, it's only a rumour.
I agree that Swansea appears to be a poisoned chalice and I can only imagine that MM would have been interested if it was an excellent contract offer. I actually thought about Mourinho when posting but that really is an exceptional circumstance - there are definitely very different laws at play where English and European "elite" teams are concerned!Good points, ONIGP. Perhaps my main concern was that Micky even considered the poisoned chalice that is Swansea City at the moment. However, such is football that many managers make more money from their redundancy package than their salary - Senhor Mourinho for instance!