Joint-manager of Swansea City’s U23 side Cameron Toshack has left the club with immediate effect.
Cardiff-born Toshack has been involved in the Swansea set-up since 2013 when he took charge of the U18 squad. He guided them to consecutive FA Wales Youth titles before being promoted to the U23’s joint-manager with Gary Richards.
In his time working with the development squad, Toshack helped Swansea to the Premier League 2 Division 2 title in 2017, winning the Premier League Cup the same season.
The 49-year-old has had an illustrious career as a coach – before moving to Swansea he was an analyst for the FAW and even worked with the Macedonia national team as assistant to his father, former Swansea, Wales and Real Madrid manager John Toshack in 2011.
A graduate of the Elite Coach Apprenticeship Scheme of the Premier League, Toshack in his time at Swansea has helped take the likes of Oli McBurnie, Dan James, Joe Rodon, Matt Grimes and George Byers from the U23 squad into the first-team.
He told the Swansea City official club website today:
“I leave with a very heavy heart. I have loved my time at the club, but I felt on reflection that now was the right time to pursue a fresh challenge.
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“I have worked with some great people, learnt a lot from the staff and had fantastic support from the fans which I will be eternally grateful for.
“Having worked in the academy during such a successful period, I’m just pleased and proud to see so many youngsters progress into the first team set-up.
“I wish those players, staff, supporters and my hometown club all the very best for the future.’’
The club has said they’ll ‘restructure internally’ to cover Toshack’s departure.
Toshack will be a big miss for Swansea. He’d been at the club for a good while and was a fine coach of youth, someone who first-team manager Steve Cooper would’ve had a lot in common with.
It’s thought that Toshack is seeking managerial jobs himself though – he’s been linked with vacancies at Swansea and Barnsley previously, and we could well see him in a job in the New Year.