Leon Britton signs new contract at Swansea City, offered future coaching role

Swansea player Leon Britton in action during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Swansea City and York City at Liberty Stadium on August 25, 2015
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Swansea City captain Leon Britton signs a new contract at the club, which includes the offer of a coaching position.

Swansea City captain Leon Britton has penned a new contract at the club, which includes the offer of a future coaching role.

The 34-year-old has put pen to paper on a one-year deal and a further 12 months will be triggered if he meets the appearance criteria.

Britton has been rewarded with a new contract after helping the Welsh outfit retain their Premier League status last season.

The midfielder will also be handed a coaching position within the club when he decides to retire from playing professionally.

"Leon has and still is a fantastic servant to this football club," club chairman Huw Jenkins told the club's official website. "He is a model pro and we are very proud to say he is representing Swansea City.

"He has made a tremendous contribution to this club, both on and off the pitch, over the last 15 years. I hope this new contract paves the way for Leon to remain with us for many more years to come."

Britton joined Swansea from Sheffield United in 2011.

Leon Britton in action for Swansea on December 14, 2014
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