Swans legend Leon excited by new role

17th June 2019

Swansea City great Leon Britton is excited to be getting his teeth into his new role as football advisor to the club's board.

The 36-year-old - who made over 520 appearances for the Swans - was handed his new role last month and, along with chairman Trevor Birch and honorary club president Alan Curtis, led the hunt for a new head coach which concluded with the recent appointment of Steve Cooper.

Having retired from playing in May 2018, Britton initially moved into a role as a club ambassador, but has now returned to an involvement on the football side and is relishing the opportunity.

And, while the arrival of former England Under-17s' coach Cooper has been the headline part of his first few weeks in the role, Britton already has his eyes looking further down the road and the tasks lying ahead.

"I am enjoying it," said the former midfielder.

"Obviously it's a lot different than being the club ambassador and I greatly enjoyed that role for the 12 months I had doing it.

"But my idea was always to look to work on the football side of things, so when the chairman offered me this opportunity I jumped at it.

"It's been busy, being part of the hunt for the new manager and looking at other areas we want to address, but I love it.

"It is so exciting for me, it's a great experience to work alongside someone like Trevor, who has a lot of knowledge and who I had known previously.

"It's down to me to try and make sure I have a positive effect on the football side of the club moving forward. 

"We are delighted to have brought in Steve and Mike Marsh, but there is plenty more work to be done."