Potter: Curt's "amazing" send off richly deserved

2nd May 2019
First team

Graham Potter felt Swansea City legend Alan Curtis got the Liberty Stadium send-off he so richly deserved against Derby.

Curtis, who has given over 40 years of service to the Swans in a variety of roles, was given a guard of honour by both teams prior to kick-off in SA1.

The 65-year-old was given a rapturous reception by the Jack Army, and again following the match as he came back onto the pitch to acknowledge the supporters.

Curtis has long been a beloved figure at Swansea City, and manager Potter believes it was only fitting that his outstanding contribution to the club be marked in such a fashion.

“It was amazing, and I thought it was a great moment,” said Potter.

“Thank you to Derby as well for joining in there, and it is a nice gesture for two teams to recognise Alan, and the supporters were fantastic towards him.

“It was an emotional night, and I think Alan was quite emotional himself. He has been brilliant for this football club, not just in my time here but over such a long period of time.

“As I have said before, he is a brilliant human being, a great guy. The service he has given Swansea City has been wonderful and he deserves everything he gets because he is a true football man, and a true Swansea man.

“I am sure we will see him popping in for a coffee next season and he is always welcome here. Alan is his own man, but he will always have a welcome from us.”