Tammy relishes Jose reunion
Tammy Abraham will come up against a former boss – and childhood idol – when Swansea City take on Manchester United this weekend.
Abraham looks set to make his competitive home debut for the Swans on Saturday lunchtime following his season-long loan switch from Chelsea.
And that means the frontman will be reunited with Jose Mourinho, who was in charge at Stamford Bridge when he was moving on to the first-team radar.
Abraham, who joined the Blues at the age of six, remembers taking photographs of Mourinho when he first got the chance to train at Chelsea’s Cobham headquarters as a kid.
By the time Mourinho returned to the London club for a second spell in charge, Abraham had matured into a freescoring member of the Chelsea youth team.
"When Jose Mourinho was Chelsea manager the first time around, I was a young boy and I took pictures of him when I saw him at the training ground,” Abraham tells this weekend’s Jack Magazine.
“During his second spell in charge, I trained with the first team quite a few times.
“He gave me some wise words. He said stay focused, keep scoring goals and being hungry and you will get your chance. Luckily I got it towards the end of that season.”
*You can read much more from Tammy Abraham in this weekend’s new-look Jack Magazine.
The summer signing talks Mourinho, Paul Clement, Claude Makelele and Didier Drogba – and spells out his big ambitions for 2017-18.
Also in Jack Magazine, we hear from Clement, club skipper Leon Britton and chairman Huw Jenkins, as well as chief operating officer Chris Pearlman.
We speak to former Swan Jon Ford, look back at the late Alan Davies and to a classic season from the past.
And there is plenty more in the first Jack Magazine of the new season, including news from the development squad, the academy and the ladies’ team, as well as all you need to know about Mourinho’s United side.
Issue 1 of the new Premier League campaign is available for just £3 from around the Liberty, the club shop and online.
Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan, so don’t miss out.
** Tammy Abraham features in this week's edition of The Swans Show. You can watch it HERE
In a bid to improve the supporter experience on matchdays at the Liberty Stadium, the club will be erecting additional fencing outside the East Stand – on the red tarmac.
This will allow supporters to take food and drink outside at half-time at future games to ease congestion in the concourse areas.