Swansea appoint Britton as football advisor

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Swansea have appointed Leon Britton as football advisor to the board of directors.

Swansea have appointed Leon Britton as football advisor to the board of directors.

Britton and club president Alan Curtis will be part of a recruitment board to help assess the candidates to replace Graham Potter after he left to take over as the manager of Brighton.

Meanwhile, chairman Trevor Birch has revealed he has already received a ‘significant number’ of applications to succeed Potter.

Birch told the club’s official website: ‘It is an attractive job and the amount of interest at this early stage is testament to the club’s pulling power.

It’s a great opportunity for an ambitious coach.

‘Above all though, the manager must have the passion, desire, hunger and work rate to take this club forward.

‘ Birch remains hopeful the club can persuade Wayne Routledge to sign a new deal.

The 34-year-old’s contract expires next month.

Birch said: ‘He’s an extremely articulate and intelligent man and has a great future ahead of him after he’s finished playing.

‘But I am extremely hopeful that we can retain him for a further year as a player first as his experience and maturity will be of great benefit in the dressing room with the younger players going forward.’

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