Alun Curtis was given a guard of honour as Swansea fought back to hold on for a 1-1 draw against Derby County at the Liberty Stadium.
The two teams and their respective coaching staffs applauded Curtis onto the pitch before kick-off at the Liberty Stadium.
The 65-year-old, who is retiring at the end of the season, has given more than 40 years of services to the Swans.
Former Chelsea midfielder, and Derby County manager, Frank Lampard himself had a short loan spell with the Swans during the 1995-96 season making 11 appearances and scoring one goal.
He said he was proud to honour Curtis.
The Swans – having seen their own top-six aspirations ended at the weekend – trailed at the interval to Richard Keogh’s header.
But following the introductions of Jay Fulton and Declan John and a change of shape, the hosts improved after the break and they got their reward when Wayne Routledge was on hand to turn home an equaliser.
Both sides had chances to find a winner during a frantic and occasionally chaotic final 20 minutes, but Potter felt a draw was a fair result.