Makelele leaves Swans

6th November 2017
First team

Claude Makelele has left his role as assistant coach at Swansea City to become Head Coach of Belgian top-flight club K.A.S Eupen.

The Frenchman joined Paul Clement's coaching staff in January with the pair reuniting after they had worked alongside each other under Carlo Ancelotti at Paris Saint-German.

Makelele played a part in the Swans' great escape from relegation last season, with Clement's side picking up 29 points in the second half of the season to finish 15th in the Premier League.

He takes over an Eupen side which is currently bottom of Belgian's top flight, having won two of their opening 14 games. Last weekend, they drew 4-4 at fourth-placed Sint-Truiden thanks to two last-gasp goals.

It will be the 44-year-old's second stint as a manager following a five-and-a-half month spell in charge of French club Bastia in 2014.

Everyone at Swansea City would like to thank Claude for his contribution to the club, and wish him well in his career.