Lyon confirm Swans' Gomis bid
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:17:00
QPR coach Glyn Hodges has left Loftus Road to take up a similar role at Premier League Stoke.
Former Wimbledon, Watford and Sheffield United midfielder Hodges, who joined Rangers as head of coaching in July 2012, is expected to team up with new Stoke boss Mark Hughes at the Britannia Stadium.
"The club would like to wish Glyn well for the future and thank him for his contribution to QPR," read a brief statement on QPR's official website.
Hodges began coaching at Barnsley at the end of his 18-year playing career when he reunited with Dave Bassett.
He twice took temporary charge of Barnsley following the dismissals of former managers Nigel Spackman and Steve Parkin.
Hodges first worked as a coach under Hughes for Wales and teamed up with the former Manchester United striker at Blackburn, Manchester City and Fulham.
However, the 27-year-old has so far refused to accept a move away from the club - which in turn forced the sale of Anthony Martial to Monaco over the weekend.
To report a balanced financial set of results for the year, Lyon had to sell by the weekend and with Gomis hesitating they had to look elsewhere for money, and Monaco came in for the highly-rated Martial.
Aulas says that Swansea have already agreed terms for the French striker.
"I had the feeling and I was even almost sure we could have convinced Bafe [to leave]," Aulas told L'Equipe.
"The Swansea chairman came to Lyon to sign the commitment and we checked the offer was superior to what Bafe earns at Lyon."
Aulas insists that they are looking to sort out Gomis' future, but it is down to the player's behaviour.
"It has become a behaviour problem more than a sporting problem. I could not imagine he would go against his own interests."