Steve Cooper has left his post as manager of Swansea. Cooper led Swansea to successive Championship play-off finishes but made clear his concerns over the direction of the club.

Cooper said “it feels like a good time for all parties to make a change” and Swansea’s chief executive, Julian Winter, pointed to the head coach’s contract situation. “We felt as a club that the situation needed clarity and with a new season edging closer, the mutual nature of this decision allows both parties a chance to look forward,” he said.