The former chief executive of Chelsea, Trevor Birch, has been appointed Swansea City chairman following the departure of Huw Jenkins in February.
He will take up his position in April and will report to majority owners Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien.
As well as Chelsea, he has previously held the role of chief executive at Everton, Leeds United, Sheffield United and Derby County.
The 61-year-old self-professed 'football man' acknowledged the club's problems and said it's about 'rebuilding' the club on and off the pitch:
Birch will be in complete day-to-day control of all football and business matters, reporting directly to majority owners,
Swansea City said the new chairman will 'work closely' with both Graham Potter and Kyle Macauley:
Huw Jenkins, was appointed chairman in January 2002, stepped down as chairman of Championship club Swansea City last month.
The 55-year-old oversaw the club's rise from the bottom tier to the Premier League but has faced criticism since the takeover by American businessmen Levien and Kaplan.
The Swans' seven year run in the Premier League run came to an end last year.