An eagle eyed Swansea City fan has spotted Swansea City coach Alan Tate during some Sky Sports News coverage earlier this evening.
The fan called ‘Don’ tweeted a picture of Alan Tate with former Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers, who is of course now the manager of Premier League Leicester City.
The picture, as you can imagine, prompted many Swansea City fans on twitter, to question the reason for Tate being with his former boss – especially on the same night as the Swans entertain Millwall at the Swansea dot come stadium.
Suggestions ranged from Tate furthering his coaching experience to being with Brendan for player recruitment purposes. Of course, some fans also suggested that it was more to do with Tate seemingly playing a lesser coaching role with the Swans first team given that Russell Martin brought in his own backroom team.
A reliable source has informed us that Tate is actually on a study visit to Leicester, as part of his personal development, which is associated with the coaching accreditation process he is currently undertaking. Which would fit in with Tate’s long term ambitions of being a full-time boss one day.
In 2011, under the guidance of Rodgers, Tate enjoyed promotion to the top-flight with the Swans, before helping them to an 11th-place finish in their maiden Premier League campaign.
Whether or not the meeting between the two at the Leicester City training session has anything to do with the former Manchester United player’s new role at the Swans however remains to be seen.
As part of his new role in SA1, Tate has been given the job of monitoring Swansea City’s out-on-loan players, a role once occupied by Alan Curtis of course.