Swansea City To Pay Hefty Price For New Manager Luke Williams

Swansea City have announced the appointment of new manager Luke Williams after he joined from League Two side Notts County.

Wales Online have stated Swansea will pay the League Two outfit a substantial six-figure sum for the manager. Williams has a history at the Swans, having been part of the backroom staff of former manager Russell Martin during his time at MK Dons and the South Wales club.

The club statement read: “Swansea City is delighted to confirm the appointment of Luke Williams as the club’s head coach.

“The 43-year-old joins the Swans on a three-and-a-half year contract from Notts County, having led the Magpies to promotion to League Two following a superb National League campaign last season. charge His assistant, Ryan Harley, and first-team coach analyst George Lawtey, also make the move from Meadow Lane as part of Williams’ coaching staff.”

The appointment brings to an end the Swans’ month-long search for a replacement for former manager Michael Duff, who left the club after a 1-1 draw at home to Huddersfield Town which capped off a five-game winless run.

Williams leaves Notts County fifth in League Two, after securing promotion back to the Football League last term following a historic battle with Wrexham.

After multiple surgeries to correct a knee injury in his playing career, Williams retired to focus on his coaching career, having taken up roles at Leyton Orient, West Ham United and Brighton and Hove Albion.

The 47-year-old was appointed caretaker manager of Swindon Town in 2015 before being announced as manager in January 2016 after winning six of his 10 games in interim charge.

Williams left Swindon after their relegation to League Two in 2017. The London-born manager joined Notts County in 2022, leading the club to 107 points and a second-place finish in the National League, behind winners Wrexham, before winning promotion via the play-offs against Chesterfield.

The new boss will be in charge for the first time as Swansea City host Morecambe in the FA Cup this weekend.

Writer’s View

This is a good appointment from Swansea as they look to rebuild after the difficult few months under Michael Duff, who just couldn’t seem to win over fans at the Swansea.com Stadium.

Williams has done a great job rebuilding Notts County, helping them to gain promotion back to the Football League and Swansea fans will be happy with the appointment of a manager, who will be more likely to fit the club’s philosophy, and has a track record of winning football games, with a 60% win percentage as head coach at Notts County.

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