Swansea City could look to appoint recently-sacked Bayer Leverkusen manager Sami Hyypia next season, [football] direct news understands. The former Liverpool defender had done a good job with the Bundesliga club until a poor recent run of form saw him sacked earlier this week. The 40-year-old has already been linked with a possible return to Anfield as part of the Reds’ coaching staff, though it is thought that he may favour another crack at management after his dismissal by Leverkusen. Swansea are likely to appoint a new manager in the summer after some poor form under current interim manager Garry Monk, who was a surprise replacement for Michael Laudrup, who left the Liberty Stadium earlier this season. Some big names have been linked with the Swans post, including former Arsenal star Dennis Bergkamp, though Hyypia’s availability now looks to be making him the Welsh club’s top target as they look to rebuild for next season, a club insider has revealed. Hyypia spent ten seasons in the Premier League during his time at Liverpool, and also saw out his playing career with Leverkusen before moving on to their coaching staff.