Steve Cooper named new Swansea City head coach

Swansea City have announced Steve Cooper as their new head coach as part of a three year contract.

The 39-year-old succeeds Graham Potter, who left the club to take charge of Premier League side Brighton last month.

Cooper led England’s Under-17 team to World Cup glory in 2017.

The Swans’ chairman, Trevor Birch said they were ”excited and delighted with the appointment.”

Together with Leon (Britton) and Alan (Curtis) we went through a long and thorough interview process covering a lot of very good candidates. The quality was extremely high, which speaks volumes about the attractiveness of the opportunity and how well respected this football club is within the game.

At the forefront of our thinking was the appointment of a head coach who was hungry, ambitious, had a clear track record of playing our style of football, plus a pedigree to work with and develop young, talented players.

Steve matched all those requirements in abundance and his views, coaching ethos and presentation were extremely compelling.


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