Northeast leaves Swansea after seven years

Eddie Lattimore (left) and Jordan Smith (right)

Eddie Lattimore (left) and Jordan Smith (right)

JONNY NORTHEAST, Swansea City's Head of Sports Science, is leaving the club after seven years.

Northeast first joined as Under-21 and assistant first team Sports Scientist in 2010, before being promoted to Head of Sports Science in 2014. However, he has now been released, along with Sports Scientist Will Sparkes.

Meanwhile, the club have hired Eddie Lattimore from Tottenham's Academy to become Assistant Head of Physical Performance. Once again he will work under Head of Physical Performance Karl Halabi, who was recruited from Spurs by new Swans manager Paul Clement in January.

And former Swansea midfielder Jordan Smith has stepped up from the club’s Academy to become Physical Performance Coach.

A club statement read: “Swansea City would like to thank Jonny and Will for their service and wish them good luck for the future.”

Northeast added: “Last week saw the end of my seven years at Swansea. I wish them well for the season. Looking forward to see what the future holds.”

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