Swansea City have today announced the appointment of Claude Makelele as the club’s new assistant manager.

Makelele, who enjoyed a fruitful playing career at the likes of PSG, Real Madrid and Chelsea, will work closely with new boss Paul Clement at the Liberty Stadium.

The 43-year-old worked with Clement while the Englishman was coaching at French giants PSG, and he’s also had a managing spell at Ligue 1 side Bastia in 2014.

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Makelele is highly regarded as one of the best central midfielders of the 21st century, picking up many accolades at the top of the game.

He won many La Ligas and a Champions League title as part of Real Madrid’s ‘Galacticos’ side, which boasted names such as Ronaldo, David Beckham, Figo and Roberto Carlos.

The 71-capped France international also won two Premier League trophies in Jose Mourinho’s first stint as Chelsea manager.

The Swans will now be looking forward to working under such an experienced person, and will hope to improve in the next flurry of games against Arsenal, Liverpool, Southampton and Manchester City.

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