Monday 26 September 2016

5 things about new Swansea manager Alan Curtis

Published 07/01/2016 | 18:51

Alan Curtis will take charge of Swansea until the end of the season
Alan Curtis will take charge of Swansea until the end of the season

Swansea have appointed Alan Curtis as their permanent manager until the end of the season.

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Here are five things you probably did not know about the long-serving club great.

MAN AND BOY

Curtis signed for Swansea straight from school and made over 400 appearances - scoring over 120 goals - during his three spells with the club.

LIFE BEGINS AT 40

At the age of 40, Curtis played in Barry Town's 2-1 Welsh Cup final win over Cardiff in 1994.

NEARLY THE BEST

As a teenager, Curtis had a one-week trial with Manchester United and shared a changing room with George Best.

A PIECE OF HISTORY

Curtis was part of Swansea's meteoric rise through four divisions and scored a stunning goal in a 5-1 win over Leeds in their first game in the top flight.

35 TIMES A DRAGON

Curtis made 35 international appearances for Wales between 1976 and 1987, scoring six goals.

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