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Ex-Chelsea midfielder Makelele makes Swansea coaching job permanent

Former France and Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele is to become a permanent part of the Swansea City coaching staff.

The 44-year-old was brought in until the end of the season following Paul Clement's appointment in January but he is now set to sign a long-term deal.

"All the terms have been agreed, he just needs to sign. We are very happy Claude is gong to be staying on."

"He is very well liked by all the staff and the players here. He brings great experience of what it is like to play at a very high level.

"He has used that a lot with the players. He and all my backroom staff have been fantastic."

Ian Ferris
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