Swansea City player Kristian O’Leary rejoins club in coaching role

Kristian O’Leary
Kristian O'Leary spent almost two decades at the club after joining as an apprentice in 1992 Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Former Swansea City player Kristian O’Leary will return to the Liberty Stadium as a coach under new manager Michael Laudrup.

O'Leary spent almost two decades at the club after joining as an apprentice in 1992, making over 300 appearances for the Swans before leaving in February 2010.

He'll now take responsibility for helping develop the club's youngsters for first-team action.

O'Leary will also be in charge of the reserve team, which is likely to switch to an under-21 format.

He told the club's website he was 'honoured and excited' to be taking on the role.

He said: "Ironically it's 18 years to the day that I signed for the club as an apprentice. Now I'm joining as a coach. When I left the club two years ago I hoped and dreamed that this day would come. Everyone knows the feelings I have for this club... I will give everything to my new role."

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