Welsh club Swansea City have confirmed Chelsea legend has joined thier backroom staff as assistant manager to Paul Clement at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea stated in an official club statement that former Bastia and Monaco boss Claude Makelele has joined thier coaching staff until the end of the season.

Makelele’s arrival in Wales will see the 43-year-old Frenchman return to the Premier League for the first time since he left Chelsea as a player in 2008.

Clement and Makelele worked alongside each other on Carlo Ancelotti’s staff at PSG and the former Real Madrid midfielder played under him at Chelsea as well.


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