Matt Gill becomes Swansea City's assistant head coach

15th June 2022
First team
Matt Gill

Swansea City can confirm Matt Gill’s appointment as the club’s new assistant head coach ahead of the 2022-23 season.

Gill joined the club alongside head coach Russell Martin last August, originally taking on the position of technical development coach.

The 41-year-old took on a more prominent role following the departure of Luke Williams due to personal reasons in February, and his vast experience and positive working relationship with head coach Martin make him the ideal candidate for his new position.

Gill enjoyed a 17-year playing career that saw him make more than 450 league appearances across spells with Peterborough United, Notts County, Exeter City, Norwich City, Walsall, Bristol Rovers and Tranmere Rovers.

It was at Prenton Park that Gill first moved into coaching, initially as assistant manager to Rob Edwards.

Following Edwards’ departure, he returned to Norwich to work within the club’s academy set-up, having a spell in charge of the under-23s.

Matt Gill press conference

He joined their East Anglia rivals Ipswich in October 2018, taking up a position in Paul Lambert’s coaching staff.

He remained at Portman Road under Paul Cook, following a short stint as caretaker boss, before briefly joining former Norwich team-mate Martin at MK Dons ahead of their moves to Swansea.

“I am really happy and proud to be taking on the role,” said Gill.

“Working with Russell has been brilliant, and I really enjoyed stepping up and taking on more responsibility over the last few months.

“I absolutely love working for the club, I love being here and it has been a brilliant experience.

“Everything about being here has been great so to step up will make it even more enjoyable.

“I hope this will help with continuity, part of the way we work as a group involves getting to know the players really well and building relationships with them.

“That’s how Russell likes to lead, and that is how I like to coach so we hope those relationships we already have can help us hit the ground running in pre-season.”