First team staff
First Team Manager – Garry Monk
Garry Monk joined the Swans, then in League Two, on a free transfer from Barnsley in June 2004.
The centre-back has enjoyed huge success at the club, having played a key role in three promotions along with lifting the Football League Trophy and Capital One Cup.
He is one of only a few players to have captained the same team in all four divisions of the English pyramid.
Monk helped the Swans to promotion from League Two in his first season with the club before a heartbreaking Play-Off Final defeat to Barnsley in the following campaign.
He was then named captain in August 2006 following Roberto Martinez’s exit from the club. However, a cruciate ligament injury sustained in just the second game of the campaign ended the defender’s season.
The next campaign, however, was far more successful for both player and club as Monk captained the Swans to the League One title with a club-record 92 points as they returned to the second tier of English football for the first time in 24 years.
In its third year in the Championship, the club would reach the Promised Land as Monk and Co saw off Reading 4-2 at Wembley in the Play-Off Final, with Monk’s perfectly-timed block proving crucial in the victory.
Monk missed the opening few games of the following season due to injury, but returned to captain the side in the club’s first Barclays Premier League victory courtesy of a 3-0 win over West Brom in a season in which the Swans finished 11th under Brendan Rodgers.
He made 15 appearances in all competitions last term under Laudrup, and came off the bench in the Capital One Cup Final win over Bradford City at Wembley.
This season, Monk handed over the captaincy to Ashley Williams, though he remained as club captain.
Monk, who has made 270 appearances for the Swans, took over at the helm following Michael Laudrup's departure on Tuesday, February 4.
His first game in charge came against Cardiff, with the Swans taking the South Wales derby honours thanks to a 3-0 win.
After the Europa League campaign came to an end in Napoli, Monk's focus was keeping the Swans in the Premier League.
And after claiming consecutive league wins for the first time since December 2012 following victories over Newcastle and Aston Villa, the Swans were mathematically safe.
Due to his efforts, Monk was confirmed as first team manager on May 7, 2014.
Assistant Manager - Josep Clotet
Better known as Pep, the Spaniard originally joined the Swans as Academy Consultant in November 2013.
Clotet had been working with Garry Monk following his appointment as head coach back in February and on May 7,2014 he was officially announced as his assistant.
Born just outside Barcelona, Pep played for his home-town club CF Igualada before injury curtailed his amateur career and led him to coaching children with local side UE Cornella.
He attained his Uefa Pro-licence in 2003 at the age of just 26 and joined La Liga outfit Espanyol where he was given responsibility for the Under-17 squad.
From there he progressed to the Under-19s where he won the Spanish championship, before stepping up to clinch promotion with the Reserves.
After five years with Espanyol, he became assistant-manager to Roland Nilsson at Malmo where he helped win the Swedish championship in 2010.
He joined fellow top-flight side Halmstads the following year as head coach before moving to Norway as head staff coach of Viking FK under manager Age Hareide.
There was a return to Spain in July 2012 as Pep was appointed Reserve team manager and talent developer at La Liga side Malaga where the club enjoyed one of its best campaigns with Champions League football.
It was Pep’s ability to develop players for the first team at both Espanyol and Malaga that saw his reputation soar in football circles, including a spell as Director of the Catalonia Federation’s Coaching School where he developed several high-profile courses for Pro-licence coaches.
There are currently over 20 of Pep’s former pupils playing top-flight football around the world, including the likes of Tello (Barcelona), David Lopez (Espanyol), Fabrice Olinga (Malaga and Cameroon), Sergio Tejera (Espanyol), Alexandru Maxim (Stuttgart and Romania), plus Swansea’s own ex-Espanyol duo Jordi Amat and Alvaro Vasquez.
First Team Coach - Alan Curtis
Alan Curtis is synonymous with Swansea City. In fact, he's simply known around the club as 'The Legend'.
The Welsh international not only played for the club over three different spells, but he has also held virtually every footballing position possible off the field from Football in the Community officer to youth team coach, first team caretaker manager and current coach.
He won 35 caps for his country and also had spells at Leeds United, Southampton and Cardiff City in a career that spanned two decades.
Curt experienced the highs of the game at the top level with the Swans during their meteoric rise through all four divisions to the top of the First, but only after he had experienced the lows as the Swans were forced to apply for re-election to the Football League in 1975.
During the 1977-78 promotion winning season he scored 32 league goals, just three short of the record set by Cyril Pearce during the 1931-32 season, and 12 months later joined Leeds United for a club record £400,000.
Noted for his body swerve, he had three spells with the Swans, but his individual goal in the Swans debut match in the old First Division against his former club Leeds will be remembered for a long time.
The Rhondda-born legend, nephew of Roy Paul, scored 95 goals from 359 league appearances for the Swans.
Since his playing career wound down in 1990, Curt has remained in the game as a coach with both the Swans and Wales, giving back to the game his wisdom and experience gained during his years as a player.
He has also occupied the assistant manager, youth team manager, and Football in the Community officer roles at the Swans along with a stint as matchday host.
Now First-Team Coach, Curt stepped up his role with the arrival of new manager Michael Laudrup to work alongside the Great Dane and assistant manager Erik Larsen.
Goalkeeping Coach - Javier Garcia
Spaniard Javier Garcia was confirmed as the club’s new goalkeeping coach in June 2014.
Garcia arrived from La Liga side Sevilla and replaced previous keeper coach Adrian Tucker.
Barcelona-born, he is rated as one of the top goalkeeping coaches in Spain and earned huge plaudits after helping to guide Sevilla to the 2013-14 Europa League crown after their 4-2 penalty shoot-out victory over Benfica.
A coach educator and goalkeeping scout with the national Spanish Federation, he had two spells with Espanyol Under-21s before spending the last three years with Sevilla’s first team.
Garcia is renowned for the thoroughness of his opposition analysis and preparation work and received huge praise from Sevilla manager Unai Emery after their penalty shoot-out victory over Benfica in the Europa League final. There was also a penalty shoot-out victory over Real Betis in the knockout stages, with Garcia's homework paying off for Sevilla.
Coach - Kristian O'Leary
Swansea City stalwart Kristian O'Leary returned to the club on July 5, 2012 as a senior coach with responsibility for the development of the club's young professionals from the youth team to first-team.
The former defender turned midfielder, who spent nearly two decades at the club as a player before exiting in February 2010, will also have responsibility for the Reserve team which is expected to switch to a new under-21 format.
Having joined the Swans as a 14-year-old schoolboy in 1992, O'Leary left by mutual consent during the Paulo Sousa rein nearly 15 years after making his senior debut for the club under Jan Molby at the old Vetch Field.
Apart from two brief spells on loan at Cheltenham and Leyton Orient, O'Leary was ever-present at the club with over 300 appearances to his name.
During his time sporting Swansea colours, the 34-year-old Port Talbot product has experienced promotion clinchers at Rotherham, Bury and a League One title at Brighton; relegation and a Football League survival day against Hull; plus League One Play-Off Final and Football League Trophy showdowns at the Millennium Stadium.
There's also been a testimonial, administration and a brief Christmas sacking under the dark days of Tony Petty; along with 16 managers in Frank Burrows, Bobby Smith, Jimmy Rimmer, Kevin Cullis, Jan Molby, Micky Adams, Alan Cork, John Hollins, Colin Addison, Nick Cusack, Brian Flynn, Alan Curtis (twice), Kenny Jackett, Kevin Nugent, Roberto Martinez and finally Paulo Sousa.
He joined Wrexham for a brief spell and then Welsh Premier League side Neath with Lee Trundle following his departure from the Liberty. He took over as manager at the Gnoll last season and guided them to third place, but the club failed to attain the relevant domestic license and were duly relegated from the league.
Performance psychologist – Ian Mitchell
Ian teamed up with the Swans on their pre-season training camp in America in July 2014 as the club’s first full-time ‘performance psychologist’.
The former professional footballer quit his role as a principle lecturer and director in sports science and psychology at Cardiff Metropolitan University to take up the unique post.
Mitchell has plenty of first-hand experience to help him achieve success in his new role.
Having started his career as a schoolboy at Chelsea, the Ebbw Vale-product also captained Wales up to Under-18 level before signing professional forms with Hereford in the old Division Three.
But after two years with The Bulls, he was forced to leave the pro game behind after a broken leg and serious cruciate ligament damage.
He made the move closer to home and enjoyed 10 years as a prolific striker with Merthyr Tydfil where his part-time career spanned nearly 300 games.
Off the field he put a Master’s Degree and PhD to good use to become a principal lecturer in sports psychology and director of sports science at Cardiff Metropolitan University – a position he recently relinquished after 18-years’ service.
Having completed his UEFA A licence, he coached the Wales Victory Shield team for the last two seasons; managed the GB and Wales University Student squad, while also working with the Under-21s and U18s in the Swans Academy for the previous two years.
He has also delivered and assessed on the UEFA Professional and Advanced licences in the areas of coaching effectiveness, leadership and psychology over the last 12 years.
Ian has also been appointed by Chris Coleman as Wales’ performance psychologist for their European Championship qualifiers.
Head of Sports Science – Jonny Northeast
Head of recruitment – David Leadbeater
Headed to the Liberty in the summer of 2010 after 16 years at Middlesbrough.
Was appointed by the Swans to help the club refocus, reform and restructure its recruitment policy.
Born in Barnsley, Leadbeater played part-time for Bridlington Town before making the step up to Hull City as a 19-year-old and then Scunthorpe before returning to the non-league scene.
Was player-manager of Unibond side Ossett Town before coaching the under-19s at Halifax, while also starting to help out part-time with Middlesbrough.
He ended up scouting for players from Academy age up after being promoted quickly by former manager Steve McClaren; carrying out all the European assessments before another ex-boss Gareth Southgate promoted him again to head of all recruitment in 2007.
During his time at Ayrsome Park and then the Riverside, Leadbeater recruited the likes of Tuncay, Gary O’Neill and Luke Young.
Football Utilities Co-ordinator - Suzan Eames
Suzan took over as Football Utilities Co-ordinator at the club 11 years ago.
A huge Swans fan, she originally started work at the Harry Griffiths Bar at the Vetch Field during Jan Molby's reign before helping prepare the kit.
Born in Birmingham before moving to Swansea via Plymouth, Suzan has worked under nine managers during her time at the club.
Her duties include preparing staff kits, matchday kit, substitutes' playing kit, warm-up kit, bibs and ensuring footballs are pumped and pressurised to regulation for the first team and reserves.
Football Utilities Co-ordinator assistant - Michael Eames