Swansea City have announced this evening, that Alan Curtis, who has been in temporary charge at the Liberty stadium, will remain in charge until the end of the season.
Curtis took charge of the Swans following the departure of Gary Monk, and currently sit in 17th in the Premier League following the 2-1 league defeat at Manchester United last weekend.
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said: “We have all been impressed with the way he has improved performance levels over the last five games.
“The players have obviously responded to him because we have seen an uplift in performances.”
“I know some people will query why we didn’t have a replacement lined up when we parted company with Garry Monk, but we didn’t expect to be in the situation we were in when you look at our position mid-September.”
“Finding a replacement hasn’t been easy because we didn’t want to make a short-term decision that would be detrimental to the club long-term.”
“It’s a unique situation for us and I think we are only now appreciating what other Premier League clubs in our position have gone through in the last five years.”
“We’ve spoken to a lot of potential managers.”
“Some didn’t want to leave the clubs they were at this late stage in the season, while others didn’t want to put their reputation on the line by joining a club at the wrong end of the table.”
“In the end, we felt the best decision was to keep things in-house and change as little as we can until taking stock in the summer.”
“Bigger clubs than us have gone through difficult times. We haven’t had many tough times in the last 12 years, but now it’s about how we come through this period that counts.”
“We need to make sure we stick together as players, staff and supporters and give everything as one.”
Curtis’ next game in charge of the Swans is against Oxford United in the Emirates FA Cup.