Andy Coleman | In Michael Duff Swansea City has a leader and a winner

1st July
First team

Chairman Andy Coleman believes Swansea City has appointed “a leader and a winner” in new head coach Michael Duff.

The former Cheltenham and Barnsley boss, 45, was formally unveiled at the Stadium on his return from the first-team training camp at La Finca Resort in Spain.

Coleman, who was appointed as chairman in May, oversaw the recruitment process for the new head coach.

And he outlined the impression Duff made from the outset, following a playing and coaching career that has yielded seven promotions.

“I couldn’t be more excited,” said Coleman.

“Michael has everything I envision when I think of a leader and a winner.

Andy Coleman Michael Duff

“Outside of that, he is just a great human being, which is important to me, and I cannot wait to see the direction in which he will take this club.

“We hit it off personally. We did an extensive interview process, I respected his winning mentality. I think he is just a great leader of men and that is a very important thing for this club at this time.

“It’s been a hectic and busy period, but it is important we start to rebuild the internal football operations at this club with great leaders.

“The process, while hectic at times, was very well thought out and structured. Ultimately, we have ended up with the perfect leader of our football club.

“It was a very thorough process, Michael was an attractive candidate right from the first time I met him.”