Curt loving new role

7th July 2018
First team

Alan Curtis is loving life back on the training pitch after joining Graham Potter’s backroom team.

The club legend relinquished his role as the Swans’ first loan player manager in order to form part of Potter’s new-look staff.

Having held roles from Football in the Community officer to youth-team coach and first-team caretaker boss, Curtis is now assistant coach under the new Swans manager.

Having spent a year-and-a-half following the club’s loan players around the Continent, Curtis is now back where he feels most comfortable as he helps Potter prepare his squad for the 2018-19 Championship campaign.

“I really enjoyed the job as loan player manager but, when I first took it, I found it difficult because I missed the day-to-day stuff,” said Curtis.

“I’m now back in the first-team environment. I’m out on the pitch as often as I can, particularly when the weather is like this!

“Seriously though, it’s great to be involved with the first team again. This is where I feel most at home and I am happy to help the coaching staff and players in any way I can.

“It was disappointing to have been relegated last season, but we must look forward to the new season with enthusiasm.

“I’ve spoken to a lot of supporters over the last few weeks and everyone is excited to see what the new season brings.

“I’m certainly looking forward to it.”