Mark Cooper: Swindon boss unaware of Wednesday approach

Mark Cooper
Mark Cooper was appointed Swindon boss in August 2013

Swindon boss Mark Cooper says he does not know whether Sheffield Wednesday have made an approach for him.

The 48-year-old has been linked with the role of assistant manager under new Owls head coach Carlos Carvalhal.

Cooper, who led the Robins to the League One play-off final last season, has a year left on his deal.

"Speculation was rife and I was linked to the job. I don't know if there was an approach. It's up to the chairman to comment on," he told BBC Wiltshire.

"Nothing should surprise you in football. I've got a job to do, another season to go and I'm really looking forward to it.

"When you've had a reasonable season you are going to be linked to jobs."

Portuguese Carvalhal replaced Stuart Gray at Hillsborough when the former Northampton boss was sacked in June after guiding the Owls to 13th in the Championship.

BBC Radio Sheffield previously reported Wednesday wanted Cooper to assist Carvalhal, who will be formally unveiled on Thursday, but Swindon chairman Lee Power says there has been no contact from the Championship side.

"I never had an official approach from Sheffield Wednesday, there was no approach," Power told BBC Wiltshire. "If there was an approach and Mark was speaking to them I would let the fans know."

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