Special interview with Ferrie Bodde: Part Two
3rd August 2015
During the Under-21s squad's recent pre-season tour to Holland, we caught up with former fan-favourite Ferrie Bodde in Den Haag to talk all things Swansea City.
The midfielder, who made 59 appearances for the club after arriving from ADO Den Haag in 2007, has now taken up a coaching position at his former club after retiring through injury.
In the second part of our Swans TV interview, Ferrie speaks openly about last year's battle with pneumonia, the injuries that forced him to retire from football and his love for the Jack Army.
"Last year was really difficult for me," said Ferrie. "It was nearly too late but afterwards I was just happy to be alive - not just for me but for my children.
"Thankfully I had a lot of support in Holland, and from Swansea too and now I'm feeling a lot fitter.
"I would have liked to come back more to Swansea but it wasn't possibly because of my health.
"But now I want to come over soon and feel that warmth from the supporters again."
You can watch the third and final part of our interview with Ferrie on Swans TV next week.