Former manager Brian Flynn returns to Swansea City as club scout
1st December 2016
Former Swansea City boss Brian Flynn has rejoined the club as a scout.
Flynn will forever be remembered as the man who masterminded Swansea City's successful push to stay in the Football League back in 2003.
Now the 61-year-old is back on the staff - and hopes to contribute to another successful survival bid.
"I am excited to be back and I am looking forward to trying to do my bit to make sure we maintain our Premier League status," Flynn said.
"If I can play a small part in keeping us safe, I will be delighted. I hope that in time, I will be able to play huge part in the club's success.
"I am certain that we can get ourselves up the table because there is quality in the squad.
"We need to add to the squad, but I am sure that between us, we can achieve our targets for the rest of the season."
Flynn returns having been part of the scouting team at Everton for two years while Roberto Martinez was in charge at Goodison Park.
The former Wales international midfielder, who was born in Port Talbot, also had a stint at Doncaster Rovers before joining Everton.
Having left the Swans after 18 months at the helm back in 2004, Flynn spent eight years in charge of Wales's youth sides - the under-21s, under-19s and under-17s - during which time a host of future stars graduated to the senior team.
He will work under Swans head of recruitment David Leadbeater, and will have responsibility for finding talented youngsters as well as senior players who are ready to go straight into the first team.
Flynn, who will watch potential targets in Europe as well as the United Kingdom, has long had a reputation as a fine talent-spotter, and made a number of outstanding signings when he was in charge at the Vetch Field.
He was responsible for bringing the likes of Martinez, Lee Trundle, Alan Tate, Leon Britton and Andy Robinson to the Swans - and every one of them arrived on a free transfer.
"They were players who came in and made an impact, and that's what you want from a new signing," Flynn added.
"I hope to make a difference now by helping the club find players who can come in make an impact at Premier League level.
"I believe I can do that because I know what Swansea City want. I know the way things are done at Swansea, I know the method and I know which players will fit in at the club."
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