Potter: "Incredible" Curt part of Swans' fabric

18th April 2019
First team

Graham Potter says Alan Curtis will always be welcome in the Swansea City dressing room after the club legend announced his retirement from coaching earlier this week.

Curtis, who turned 65 on Tuesday, has served the Swans for over 40 years in a number of different capacities and had returned to first-team coaching duties under Graham Potter last summer.

Upon his retirement, Curtis will take up the position of honorary club president.

Potter is delighted ‘Curt’ will remain part of the fabric of Swansea City, and paid a warm tribute to the former Swans and Wales forward, describing him as “an incredible human being”.

“He has been an incredible help and support to me, and the first thing to say about Alan Curtis is he is an incredible human being. Everyone who has ever come across him will say the same,” said Potter.

“He is a quiet man who provides an assuredness that is really special to have around. You only have to look at what he has achieved, and how much he means to this club.

“It was really good of him to come back in to help us, I felt at the start of the season we really needed someone with experience and an understanding of the club and the identity we wanted to create.

“He has been fantastic to me personally and professionally, he is a top man.

“It is fantastic he has taken on the role he has, I was joking that I will have to call him Mr President!

“But he will still be around and he is always welcome in our changing room whenever he wants. He is part of the fabric of this club.

“We will miss him in terms of the daily stuff, but I am sure to be around and I look forward to sharing a few coffees and comparing notes with him.”