On This Day | Swansea City appoint Steve Cooper

13th June

Swansea City confirmed the appointment of Steve Cooper as the club’s new head coach on June 13, 2019.

The former England Under-17s coach left his position with the young Lions to sign a three-year contract at the Liberty Stadium.

Although his was Cooper’s first role in senior football, he arrived in SA1 with over a decade of youth coaching experience under his belt.

Having achieved his UEFA Pro Licence qualification at the age of just 26, he served as the Head of Youth at Wrexham before becoming Liverpool’s Academy manager in 2011; developing the likes of Raheem Sterling and Trent Alexander-Arnold in the Reds’ youth ranks.

Cooper moved to the FA two years later and in 2017, after leading England’s under-17s to the European Championship final, he went one better at the World Cup – guiding the young Lions glory courtesy of a 5-2 victory over Spain.

Now a year into his first senior role, the Swans are currently 11th in the Championship and just three points off the play-off places with nine games remaining.