Swans name Britton as player-assistant coach

13th November 2017
First team

Swansea City are pleased to announce Leon Britton has accepted a player-assistant coach role at the club.

Britton, who has played more than 500 games during two spells for the club, fills the vacancy left by Claude Makelele after the Frenchman was named manager of Belgian top-flight club K.A.S Eupen.

With Britton now serving a dual role as both player and assistant coach, a new club captain will be named.

While the 35-year-old remains an important part of the playing squad, he will also work under manager Paul Clement and alongside Nigel Gibbs, Karl Halabi and Tony Roberts.

Britton will train and be available for selection as normal, however, he will be part of the coaching staff when he is unavailable to train or play.

Full reaction to follow.