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Flynn expresses interest in talking to Swans

BRIAN FLYNN last night said he would be interested in talking to Swansea City about taking charge of the Third Division club.

BRIAN FLYNN last night said he would be interested in talking to Swansea City about taking charge of the Third Division club.

The former Wrexham manager - who is still out of work after his 12-year reign at The Racecourse ended last September - is one of several names touted to succeed Colin Addison in the Vetch Field hot-seat.

And Flynn, who has also been linked with a return to the Wales Under-21 manager's job, said he would happily speak to Swansea about filling the vacant manager's post.

"I would most certainly be interested in speaking to them if they approached me in the summer," said Flynn, whose spell in charge of Wrexham began in November 1989.

"When you are out of work your name always gets linked with vacant managerial positions and you have to keep your options open.

"And I wouldn't say no if Swansea wanted to talk. The job would be a big challenge and the club has a lot of potential."

Should Swansea decide not to offer caretaker managers Nick Cu-sack and Roger Freestone the job on a permanent basis, Flynn would relish the chance to repeat the success he enjoyed at The Racecourse.

After guiding Wrexham to promotion at the end of the 1992-93 season, the former Wales international turned Wrexham into an attractive Second Division outfit that narrowly missed out on the play-offs several times.

Now battling against relegation, Flynn's old club face play-off hopefuls Cardiff City in the Welsh derby at Ninian Park tomorrow.

Off the field, Wrexham chairman Pryce Griffiths is still in negotiations with former Chester City owner Mark Guterman about the sale of his 78 per cent shareholding in the club.

Griffiths, who has saved the club from bankruptcy and made massive improvements to The Racecourse, will end a 20-year spell as chairman if he agrees a deal with Guterman.

Meanwhile, Wrexham defender Shaun Pejic has earned a surprise call-up to a Wales Under-21 training session at the Vale of Glamorgan between April 14 and 17.

Pejic - whose father Mel is the physio at Wrexham - was born in Hereford but qualifies for Wales through his grandmother.

"It's been a big month for Shaun as he has broken into the senior side and now won international recognition," said Pejic senior.

The Wales Under-21 squad also includes Wrexham goalkeeper Paul Whit-field, Cardiff City striker Robert Earnshaw and Swansea City midfielder Leigh De-Vulgt.


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