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Swansea rebuffed in permission to speak to Speed over manager's vacancy

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins admits he will look at other options after being refused permission to speak to Gary Speed over the vacant manager's job. Jenkins did not fully admit defeat for the Sheffield United coach, but he did reject reports linking Gianfranco Zola and Steve Clarke with the club, reports BBC Sport.

He also says no approach has been made for Wigan assistant boss Graeme Jones.

"We've made a couple of approaches to clubs to try and speak to different people and they refused us," he said.

"As things stand obviously that's their stance for their own reasons.

"Gary was only one of a number of options we were looking to speak to, to see what their thoughts were. We are now looking at other options."

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