Abbott Gets To Work On His Dream Backroom Staff
After removing over half of the staff at Swindon, Abbott got to work on his new ideal backroom. Paul Bodin (Swindon's longest serving member) and Neville Hargreaves (Formerly of Brighton during Abbott's days there, now chief scout for swindon) were the only two members to remain.
The new "all-star" faces around Swindon are;
The former Man Utd and England star signed for LA Galaxy on a free and was part of Abbott's side to lift the MLS. Now on the raod to retirement he penned a three year deal as player coach for Swindon.
Now retired after persuasion from Abbott, Donovan was also part of the side to lift the MLS in his final season as a football star. After being released by Galaxy, Abbott pounced on the opportunity to sign him on a two year deal as a coach.
Possibly the most surprising signing, as many suspected that the Chelsea legend would stay on at Stamford Bridge. But after being released by the club a few months ago, he decided to turn his attention to coaching. He has now signed a 2 year deal as yet another Swindon Town coach.
The ex-Swansea stopper was thrilled to be offered the job of Goalkeeping coach at the County Ground and signed a 1 year deal with the club.
One of the most known faces around Liverpool, who bowed out of football without a Premier League medal. After retiring 2 years ago, Abbott signs him up as a Director of Football for 2 years.
It's fair to say that there is a special buzz around SN1 with all these stars, and many fans believe re-hiring Abbott was the right choice.