Former Wales International Chris Llewellyn has been appointed the new head coach of Swansea City Ladies, replacing Colin Staples who stood down from the role in June.
The Welshman made over 350 appearances in the Football League for Norwich City, Bristol Rovers, Wrexham, Hartlepool United and Grimsby Town, as well as making six appearances for the Wales senior team.
He has also held several coaching roles within the Swansea City Academy based in Landore and will provide some valuable additional experience to the Ladies setup, who are less than a week away from kicking off their UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign at the Tsirion Stadium in Limassol, Cyprus.
Llewellyn told swanseacity.com: “It is an exciting time. It is the first time for me to be involved in a Champions League qualifying group.
“I have watched a few of the sessions lately and the girls are really looking forward to it, the opposition will be tough, but any Champions League game is going to be.
“They have done well in the pre-season games leading up to it, so they are ready to go.”
“The girls had an excellent season last year, and obviously the aim of every team is to progress year in, year out and we can gauge that in the Champions League.”
On their last visit to the Cyprus, the Welsh League and Cup champions lost 3-0 to hosts Apollon Ladies and Llewellyn will no doubt be hopeful that his Swans Ladies side can improve on their performance this time around, when they face CSKA Moscow on Wednesday, August 18.