Former France and Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele has joined Swansea as their new assistant manager. Makelele rejoins with Swansea’s new boss Paul Clement, who he worked with in his Chelsea and PSG days, until the end of the season.

“I am really excited to be here and I am happy to start working at Swansea,” Makelele said.

“Paul is my mentor. He has taught me a lot of things in my time working with him.

“When I heard he was back working in the Premier League, I phoned him and asked if I could help him at Swansea.”

“Paul has given me the opportunity to come back to the Premier League, and I’m very grateful because I’ve really missed it,” he said.

“I know him very well and he knows me too. I think I have a lot to give, and hopefully I can help Paul and Swansea.”

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