Curt moved by Liberty farewell

2nd May 2019
First team

Swansea City legend Alan Curtis admits he struggled to keep his emotions in check as he received a wonderful reception from the Liberty Stadium ahead of his retirement from coaching.

The 65-year-old will take up the role of honorary club president next season, but he will retire from his day-to-day involvement in the first-team coaching set-up at the end of the current campaign.

Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Derby marked his final home game, and he received a guard of honour from both sides ahead of kick-off in recognition over the more than 40 years of service he has given Swansea City across a number of roles.

And he was grateful for the welcome he received pre-match as the Liberty stood to applaud a man known to many as 'Mr Swansea City'

"It was a lovely touch, thanks to everyone who organised it. I was not sure if I was looking forward to it or not," smiled Curtis.

"It was a little bit emotional, and I just about managed to keep them in check, but it was great.

"It has been a long association I have had with the club and I am really pleased and delighted with the reception that I had.

"It has always been a great relationship that I have had with the fans.

"I am looking forward to seeing how this team develops and I am looking forward to my new role.