The Swans Story in Spanish

6th November 2013

Los Cisnes - translated in English as 'The Swan' - is the first book written in Spanish about the Swansea City story.

The book examines the recent history of Swansea, paying special attention to the influence of Spanish football on the club's playing philosophy and the success that has followed.

The author, a journalist by the name of Paul Gomez, travelled to Swansea, spent time with some of the Spanish players and interviewed more than 30 key figures in the Swans' recent history - from the Chairman Huw Jenkins to former managers Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers.

The book recites the history of Swansea since 2002, from the emotional rollercoaster of near bankruptcy to the dizzy heights of the Barclays Premier League and winning the club's first major trophy.

To understand where the club has come from, Gomez also touches on the Swans' bright spell under the management of John Toshack, while Roberto Martinez - the first Spaniard to wear a Swansea shirt - writes the foreword.

Meanwhile, Angel Rangel recounts Swansea's first season in the Premier League through a journal.

It includes personal anecdotes and unseen photos provided by some of the club's protagonists, taking the book far beyond purely football.

It is a human story, full of secrets and puzzle pieces that make up the recent history of Swansea City.

Paul Gomez's book is being translated into English and will hopefully be available for purchase in time for Christmas.