Martyn Margetson signs new Swansea City contract

12th June
First team
Martyn Margetson

Martyn Margetson has agreed a new contract to remain as Swansea City’s head of goalkeeping.

The 52-year-old rejoined the Swans last summer, having previously spent two years with the club between 2019 and 2021, and has signed a three-year deal through to the summer of 2027.

Margetson is currently on international duty in his role as England goalkeeping coach ahead of the Euro 2024 finals in Germany. He previously helped the Three Lions reach the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and the Euro 2020 final.

"I am delighted Marge has signed a new contract and will remain with Swansea City," said head coach Luke Williams.

"The quality of Marge's work as a coach over a number of years - at club and international level - speaks for itself. 

"He is widely respected within the game and the fact he is currently coaching at his fifth major tournament is testament to that.

"His vast experience is a big asset to the club, and he will be so important in terms of what he provides for the goalkeepers at the club, and any who will join us."

Margetson hails from Port Talbot and started his playing career with Manchester City, joining their youth system in 1988.

He went on to make 60 first-team appearances for the Maine Road side, while also having spells with Bristol Rovers, Bolton, Luton Town, Southend, Huddersfield and Cardiff, becoming player-coach at the latter and moving into a goalkeeping coach position after hanging up his gloves in 2007.

Margetson, who was capped by his country against Canada in 2004, went on to join the Wales national set-up to work with Gary Speed in 2011.

He remained involved under Chris Coleman as the Dragons enjoyed an unforgettable run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

Margetson then made the switch to England in August 2016, initially working under Sam Allardyce and remaining in Gareth Southgate’s backroom team.

At club level, he moved to West Ham in 2014, before returning to Cardiff. He has since worked at Crystal Palace, Everton and Swansea.

Margetson will continue to combine his ongoing England duties with his position in Williams’ coaching team.