Ben Garner is set to depart Swindon Town for Charlton Athletic, but unlike the previous times this has happened, it does not feel like the sky is about to fall in.

South London Press have reported that the deal is done to take Garner to the Valley, which will leave Swindon in the hunt for their fourth manager in the last two years.

However, when Wellens departed for Salford City in November 2020, the feeling was that Swindon were in real trouble because the whole project had revolved around one man, but that is not the case this time around.

Going back to the day Garner and Ben Chorley were appointed in July of last year, the explanation from Clem Morfuni gives the feeling that Garner was a cog, not the whole machine.

Morfuni said: “I want a director of football and head coach model rather than a traditional manager because I want continuity to run through the club.

“If the head coach moves on, the philosophy of the club carries on and the playing squad does not need to be a complete overhaul. The Head coach will be part of the process of recruiting players.

“I gave Ben Chorley a very clear remit of what I wanted from the Head Coach. I wanted a forward thinking coach, a coach that loves being on the grass working with players and wants to improve players every day, a coach that knows how Premier League clubs operate and what players have to do to get to that level.”

So far there is nothing to make you believe that Morfuni was being disingenuous with anything he said at the start of his reign, so it is fair to assume that there will not be a complete reset like when David Flitcroft replaced Luke Williams or when John Sheridan replaced Wellens.

Given that Swindon have supposedly agreed their compensation package with Charlton, Chorley will already be trying to find a new head coach who fits the above criteria.

Actual targets are difficult to identify at this stage as Garner has not officially left his post, but these three could fit the mould that Swindon will be looking for.

If you look at some managers in this mould who have worked in the EFL, Steve Cooper and Rob Edwards were both in charge of England youth sides before moving into the senior games, so a coach like Ryan Garry could be a possibility.

Garry spent eight years coaching at Arsenal and was also the academy director at the Nike Academy before becoming manager of the England U18s.

Given Town’s new found relationship with Aston Villa, Mark Delaney just left his role as manager of Villa’s U23 side and given the success of that young side, he could also be an option.

Someone with slightly more experience could be Jonathan Woodgate, who has a clear footballing philosophy that he tried to stamp on a Middlesborough squad that was not built for it and was successful at Bournemouth in his short stint there.

Woodgate ruled himself out of the Hartlepool job because he felt the owner would not give him time in the role, something you would not see as an issue at the County Ground.