Soccer hero to taste Premier League life
He has joined the Premier League outfit with responsibility for the development of young professionals.
O’Leary spent nearly two decades at the Swans as a player before leaving two years ago and working with Neath AFC.
He said: “Everyone knows the feelings I have for this club; I’ll give everything to my new role.’
“My role is to provide a link between the youth team and the first team, so I’ll be working with head of youth Tony Pennock and manager Michael Laudrup.
“If the first-team needs a player, then it’s up to us to produce one that’s ready to step up.”
O’Leary has made good progress with coaching qualifications and enrolled on a University of Glamorgan degree course in coaching and performance.
Having joined the Swans as a 14-year-old in 1992, O’Leary left nearly 15 years after making his senior debut.
He made more than 300 appearances for the club under 16 managers.
Photo Kris O’Leary Pic: Swansea City