‘Steve Cooper is a huge director in future’ — Swansea ahead Andre Ayew


The Ghanaian forward considers the Welsh tactician has exactly what it takes to be in the top

Swansea City celebrity Andre Ayew has hailed the impact of trainer Steve Cooper, exclaiming he’ll be a huge manager in the long run.

The 40-year old Welshman combined the Swans past summer after spending four years with the England Under-17 side, directing them to World Cup glory in 2017, beating Spain 5-2 in the final.

Cooper was greatly involved with youth in his managerial career including Liverpool in which he managed the likes of Raheem Sterling and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

He’s continued with that convention at Swansea, combining a core of players with the aid of players such as Ayew and Wayne Routledge, all that sees the South Wales outfit using a slender prospect of making the advertising play-offs with a single Championship around to go.

“I am pleased with the gaffer and his team. They’ve done a fantastic job and it is not easy when it is your very first year and you’ve got a great deal of young players around,” Ayew informed BBC Sport.

“He’s caliber and also you can see we’ve got an identity and type of play.

“It is true we have had ups and downs, but if you’ve got a staff with a great deal of young players, then you can not get everything right away.

“His message is coming across nicely and I am pleased to have met and worked together with him. He has great ideas and he is likely to become a significant manager in the long run.”

Ayew admits expertise is required to make it in the top-flight and is filled with the way the team is, especially how quickly the younger gamers have grown.

“The good thing is there but to get in the Premier League you will need quality, youthful players and expertise,” Ayew continued.

“If you need to win and reach some other level, you will need expertise in your own squad.

“Perhaps we had a couple more to add to that which we’ve already, but I am delighted with what I have seen.

“The boys have grown rapidly and I hope it is not too late for this year.”

Swansea traveling to studying on the last day of this season and if they will have to do all to triumph, they will need their opponents Cardiff City to lose at home to relegation-threatened Hull City and Ayew isn’t giving up easily.

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“We are not likely to consider next season, we are likely to consider this one since it’s still on,” that the Ghana captain said.

“We all know in football when you’re playing a team who’s fighting for their own lives, it is very hard.

“We must do our job as if something occurs there (Cardiff) and also we do not get the 3 points, we will be let down.”


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