First team staff
Manager – Michael Laudrup
Swansea City appointed Michael Laudrup as manager on June 15, 2012, following the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Liverpool. Laudrup enjoyed a hugely successful playing career, most notably in Spain with Barcelona and Real Madrid. After lifting the Serie A title with Juventus followed by the Intercontinental Cup, he then won four La Liga titles in a row with Barca. While at the Nou Camp, the Great Dane also won the Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cup (twice), European Cup and Uefa Super Cup in a side containing the likes of Romario, Hristo Stoichkov and Pep Guardiola. A switch to Real saw him lift the La Liga title for the fifth consecutive time, before a move to Ajax added the Eredivisie title and KNVB Cup. On the international stage, Laudrup again played with distinction. He won 104 caps, scoring 37 goals while he also led his nation to the Confederations Cup in 1995. He featured in five major tournaments, including the European Championships in 1984, '88 and '96 - though he missed his country's finest moment when Denmark surprisingly won the tournament in '92. Laudrup also graced the global stage as he was also involved in the World Cups in 1986 and '98, and called time on his playing career in 1998 following a short stint at Ajax. Laudrup had a list of accolades to add to the numerous trophies he won during his playing career. He was named the Best Foreign Player in Spanish Football for the previous 25 years in 1999, and a year later he was knighted - receiving the Order of the Dannebrog. In 2006, he was also named the best Danish player of all time by the Danish FA. He started his steps on the coaching ladder by assisting national coach Morten Olsen as he helped his nation reached the knockout stages of the 2002 World Cup. Laudrup took his first job on the domestic scene back in his homeland with old club Brondby. After quickly building a reputation for his team's stylish play and giving young talents an opportunity, Laudrup matched potential with success as he guided Brondby to the Danish Superliga, Danish Cup (twice) and Danish Super Cup (twice). His success in his homeland attracted the attention of Getafe, as Laudrup returned to La Liga as a manager in 2007. At the Madrid-based club, Laudrup led them to a mid-table finish and the Copa Del Rey final along with a spot in the last eight of the Uefa Cup. After a successful year at Getafe, a move to Russian club Spartak Moscow lasted just seven months before he returned to La Liga with Real Mallorca in July 2010. At the Iberostar Stadium, he defied financial problems at the club to keep them afloat in the top division before leaving last September.
Assistant Manager - Morten Wieghorst
Former Celtic and Denmark midfielder Morten Wieghorst reunited with Laudrup, whom he played alongside for his country as well as playing under him during the latter stages of his career, after joining as his assistant in February 2013.
Wieghorst, 41, has joined the Swans following a two-year stint managing Denmark’s Under-21 side.
Wieghorst began his playing career in his homeland with Lyngby, helping the club to the Danish Cup and Superliga title before earning a move to Dundee.
Despite relegation from the top flight in his first season at Dens Park, Wieghorst did help Dundee reach the Scottish League Cup final where they lost out to Aberdeen.
His impressive performances caught the attention of Celtic, with Wieghorst becoming a big hit as he played a pivotal role in the club ending Rangers’ dominance to claim the Scottish Premier League title.
Wieghorst then returned to Denmark to join defending champions Brondby as he became one of Laudrup’s first signings as manager of the club.
It was a successful return for Wieghorst – named Danish Player of the Year in 2003 - as he helped the club win two Danish Cups and one Superliga title before he announced his retirement in 2005.
He enjoyed a successful international career too, playing alongside Laudrup at the 1998 World Cup in France while he also helped his nation to the 1995 Confederations Cup.
Wieghorst won 30 caps for his country, scoring three goals, before playing his last game for Denmark in 2004.
After hanging up his boots, Wieghorst was named assistant coach at Nordsjaelland before being promoted to manager a year after.
In his first year in charge, he led the club to their best finish for four years, and later guided them into the Uefa Cup on two occasions.
His first piece of silverware as a manager came via the Danish Cup, which was the club’s first trophy in their history.
They successfully defended the cup a year later, before Wieghorst took up the role of the Danish Under-21s in 2011 before his switch to South Wales.
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 - Adrian Tucker
Adrian Tucker, 35, joined the Swans as first-team Goalkeeper Coach in August 2009.
Prior to his Arrival at the Liberty Stadium Adrian worked for over 13 years with the Technical Department of the Football Association of Wales, The Welsh Football Trust (WFT).
During this period his personal development progressed not just as a goalkeeping coach to the highest FA 'A' Licence Level, but he also become one of only three Welsh coaches to receive the UEFA 'Pro' Coaching Licence.
Prior to a number of serious shoulder injuries, Adrian started a professional playing career at Torquay United before returning to Wales to play in the Welsh Premier League and achieved a Bsc Degree in Sports Science from the University of Glamorgan.
Adrian has also had spells as the Goalkeeping Coach to the Wales National U16, 17, and 19 squads and became Team Manager of the Wales Women's National Team for a three-year period before increased commitments with Swansea City saw him relinquish the role.
Now as a valued member of the backroom staff, Adrian's professionalism and work at Swansea City has seen him work with former senior goalkeepers Dorus de Vries and Jose Moreira and current keepers Gerhard Tremmell, David Cornell and Holland international Michel Vorm.
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.
Overseas Scout – Erik Larsen
Erik Larsen arrived at the Liberty Stadium in June 2012 originally as assistant-manager to Michael Laudrup.
Larsen, 48, had worked alongside the Great Dane at Brondby, Getafe, Spartak Moscow and Real Mallorca.
He spent the previous 14 years travelling the world studying the game, scouting for players and building a substantial network of international contacts.
Larsen was born south of Copenhagan and was a former player with Danish side Lyngby.
Following the arrival of Morten Wieghorst, Larsen was named Overseas Scout at the club.
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
Head Phyiotherapist - Kate Rees
Kate started working with the Swans on their pre-season tour to Spain in 2009, while also assisting on matchday during the early weeks of the campaign.
She eventually left her full-time post at the Heath Hospital in Cardiff to become Head Physio in November.
Kate was physio for Aberavon RFC for 10 years before joining the Swans.
She also worked with the Welsh senior women's football team for nearly two years.
Fitness and conditioning coach - Oscar Garcia
The experienced Oscar Garcia joined the club in July 2012 as part of Michael Laudrup's backroom team as fitness and conditioning coach.
Oscar, 38, has 17 years of experience in the sports science field and arrived from top French club Monaco.
After learning his trade in the amateur game, the Madrid-based Sports Science graduate joined Spanish club Numancia before spending three years at Getafe.
Having worked for 12 months under Laudrup at Getafe, the Spaniard moved with the Dane to Spartak Moscow before moving to Monaco where he spent the last six months.
Physiotherapist - Richard Buchanan
Richard, 29, joined the Swans at the start of the 2009-10 season having worked for Wrexham FC, the Welsh Under-17 and Under-19 squads plus, more recently, the Special Forces at the Ministry of Defence.
He was handed his introduction to the Swans against Cardiff City in the South Wales derby at the Liberty.
Physiotherapist - Ailsa Jones
Ailsa is the longest serving member of the medical team after joining the club as a physio in 2006.
She has a degree in Sports Science and BSc degree from UWIC in sport and physical education.
Fully trained in the likes of RPM, body pump, aerobics, body toning, body balance and pilates, Ailsa is a valued member of the team.