Swansea Confirm Leon Britton As Player-assistant Coach Replacing Claude Makelele

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Swansea captain Leon Britton has joined the Premier League club’s coaching staff.

Leon Britton fills the vacancy left by Claude Makelele, who departed Swansea last week to become manager of Belgian club KAS Eupen.

The 35-year-old midfielder will continue playing but has given up the captaincy at the Liberty Stadium.

“It is the beginning of a new chapter in his career,” head coach Paul Clement told the official Swansea website. “I feel he is the perfect person for the role at this time.

“He is still very much in my plans as a player, but now we can tap into his knowledge as a coach too. He has a lot to give in that respect.”

On the days where he is not training then he will be part of the coaching set up.

“Similarly on a match day – if he’s in the squad then his focus is on playing. If not, then he will be in the dugout as part of the coaching staff.”

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