Matt Jones leaves Swansea City
Swansea City can confirm Matt Jones has left the club after nearly five years working in the academy set-up.
The former Leeds, Leicester and Wales midfielder returned to the club - where he joined the youth ranks at the age of nine - in August 2015.
He was brought in to help mentor players between the ages of 11 and 21, and had recently overseen the Swans’ under-16 squad in his role as a youth phase coach.
Earlier in the 2019-20 season Matt had confirmed he was to leave the club, but stayed on to became part of the interim coaching team for the under-23 side for the remainder of the campaign; working alongside Jon Grey following the departures of Cameron Toshack and Gary Richards.
Jones helped the development side reach the quarter-finals of the Premier League International Cup with a handsome victory over Everton, before the Coronavirus pandemic brought the season to a premature conclusion.
“Matt’s knowledge and experience have been an invaluable resource to our academy set-up during his time with Swansea City,” said academy manager Nigel Rees.
“He has always been a pleasure to work with, and working with him has been of considerable benefit to the young players he has helped develop.
“We thank Matt for all his hard work, and we wish him all the best in his career moving forward.”
Everyone at Swansea City would like to sincerely thank Matt for his service and work for the club, we wish him the best in his next venture.
A replacement will be announced in due course.