Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

O'Leary 'Honoured & Excited' To Rejoin Swansea

O'Leary 'Honoured & Excited' To Rejoin Swansea

Kristian O'Leary says he is 'honoured and excited' to rejoin Swansea City in a coaching role.

The Welshman joined the club when he was just 14 before making his professional debut in the 1995/96 season. He made 284 appearances for his local club before leaving in 2010 to join Neath, after loan spells at Cheltenham, Leyton Orient and Wrexham.

O'Leary managed Neath last season and guided them to a 3rd place finish in the League of Wales.

The 34 year-old will now focus on his role as developing the young players into first team players, as well as managing the Reserves team.

O'Leary was delighted that new manager Michael Laudrup offered him the role at the Liberty Stadium, he told the official site:

'I'm honoured and excited. Ironically it's 18 years to the day (July 4) that I signed for the club as an apprentice.

'Now I'm joining as a coach and it's a great honour to be back starting my second apprenticeship.

'It helps that I've been around long enough to see what it takes to play for this football club, especially being around as a player when Roberto Martinez initiated the change in playing style to its current philosophy.

'When I left the club two years ago I hoped and dreamed that this day would come. Everyone knows the feelings I have for this club and, as always, I will give everything to my new role.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday July 5 2012
Time: 9:35PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

AFCON Boost For League Sides From 2019

Changes to the African Cup of Nations have provided Premier League teams with a boost from the season of 2018/19.

Swansea City Considering Wilfried Bony Return

Swansea City are reportedly considering pushing through a move to bring Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony back to the club

Swansea End U.S Summer Tour With Goalless Draw

Swansea City ended their U.S Summer Tour with a goalless draw against North Carolina FC

Which Club Favoured Homegrown Players - 2016/17

Whilst Manchester United used more homegrown category players in the 2016/17 Premier League than any other team, Arsenal topped...

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many more signings do we need to make this Summer?
Suggested By:
02%
11%
2-336%
3-453%
5 or more8%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Dennis Downing8
2.GThomas6
3.Phil W5
4.yugo231
5.KevinE1
The Vital Football Members League