Everton boss Roberto Martinez denies assistant Graeme Jones will take Swansea job

Posted by - February 7, 2014 - All News, Everton, Swansea

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has rejected suggestions that his assistant Graeme Jones will become the next Swansea manager.

Jones, who has been Martinez’s number two at the Swans, Wigan and now the Toffees, is the bookmakers’ favourite to land the Liberty Stadium hot-seat.

But Martinez says that Jones will be staying at Goodison Park.

He told the Everton website: “It’s nothing new. Graeme and I have been working together since 2007 and it’s good when you get those links because it means people still remember the work that you did at a previous club.

“But Graeme is fully focused at Everton and it’s not even a question. The only thing that matters is the results at Everton and there’s not going to be any changes in that respect.”

Jones has reportedly been offered the Swans job on three previous occasions after the departures of Martinez, Paulo Sousa and Brendan Rodgers. He is expected to be asked for a fourth time after Michael Laudrup’s sacking.