Jenkins remembers former chairman
Huw Jenkins has paid tribute to Swansea's former chairman Malcolm Struel, who has died aged 78 after a short illness.
Struel had also suffered multiple injuries in a car accident earlier this year. He was chairman of the Swans between 1972 and 1983, a period which saw them rise from the Fourth Division to the top-flight under the stewardship of John Toshack.
The former solicitor is credited with convincing Toshack to join the south Wales club, and invested thousands of pounds in an effort to secure their financial safety. Struel's time at the helm coincided with one of the greatest periods in Swansea's history, and current chairman Jenkins paid him a glowing tribute.
"Malcolm is regarded as a fine figurehead who led this club through a memorable time in the history of Swansea City," he told the club website.
"He will always be remembered as the man who convinced John Toshack to come to the Vetch, and in turn help this club embark on a truly unforgettable journey to the top flight.
"As chairman, I realise the hard work, time and commitment Malcolm put into this club in order to steer it in the right direction. I'm sure every Swansea City fan will never forget what he did at this club. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."