Swansea City have appointed Russell Martin as their new head coach.
The former Scotland international has signed a three-year deal with the Swans after leaving his post with MK Dons.
A club statement issued on Sunday said: “The 35-year-old has signed a three-year contract at the Liberty Stadium after compensation was agreed with League One side Milton Keynes Dons.
“Martin will be joined in SA1 by coaches Luke Williams, Matt Gill and Dean Thornton, while Alan Tate will continue in his capacity as first-team coach.”
It comes after the club parted company with Steve Cooper on July 21.
The Swans were on the brink of confirming John Eustace as the Welshman’s successor last weekend, although the Queens Park Rangers assistant performed a last-gasp U-turn.
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Swansea approached Martin the following week, with MK Dons officially confirming news of a formal approach just hours before their League Cup contest with Bournemouth on Saturday.
It has now been confirmed that Martin will guide Swansea in what will be their fourth consecutive season in the second tier.
Confirming the news, Swans chief executive Julian Winter said: “We are delighted with the appointment of Russell as our new head coach.
“He very much fits the profile of a young and hungry coach who wants to succeed, and he is more than ready for the opportunity.
“When it became clear we would be looking for a new head coach, at the forefront of our thoughts was finding a candidate who was ambitious, driven and with a clear vision of how he wants the team to play.
“After earning plaudits with Milton Keynes Dons for the attractive, attacking style that he implemented, we quickly realised Russell would be the right person to take us forward.
“We were also seeking someone with a passion for working with and developing young players. Russell ticks all those boxes.
“While his coaching philosophy is clear, Russell also enjoyed a fine playing career that saw him amass over 500 senior appearances.
“He captained Peterborough and Norwich, as well as winning promotion on five separate occasions, which tells you everything about his leadership qualities and winning mentality.”
The 35-year-old first took charge of the Dons in November 2019 and guided them to a 13th place finish in his first full campaign at the helm in League One last time out.
He is set to oversee training on Monday ahead of his first match in charge against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in the opening game of the new Championship season on Saturday, August 7.