Nathan Dyer praises Swansea chairman Hue Jenkins
Wembley hero Nathan Dyer has praised Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins for standing by the passing philosophy which has served the club so well.
The Swans claimed their first major trophy as Dyer scored a brace in the 5-0 Capital One Cup final win over Bradford. The victory capped the south Wales club's astonishing rise from the foot of the Football League to the top half of the Premier League in less than 10 years, a climb overseen at every step by chairman Jenkins.
Dyer believes it is Jenkins' eye for detail which has made the difference, and could do so again as and when manager Michael Laudrup eventually moves on. He said: "Since I have been here I have had four managers and the chairman has brought in the right guy every time, so we have never taken a step back and he knows what he is doing."
The winger continued: "The chairman likes the philosophy and so do the fans so he will always find someone who wants to play good football, and as long as we do that, we will do well.
"Even when Brendan (Rodgers) left we still had the players to play the right way, so just because we lost the manager last summer didn't mean we would be fighting relegation, that does not make sense."
The only blot on Dyer's day at Wembley was the row he had with Jonathan de Guzman over who would take Swansea's penalty after Bantams' keeper Matt Duke had been sent off.
Dyer felt he should have been allowed to take the spot-kick, and try to become the first man to score a hat-trick in a League Cup final.
"There was no designated penalty taker," he said.
"When you are on two goals and you have the chance of a hat trick in a final... it's every boy's dream and I thought I should have been given it, but I didn't and I was frustrated and annoyed.
"He had the ball, but we have talked it over and made up so it was just one of those things."
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