Cusack Walks Away

Thursday, 19 September 2002, 0:00
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Here is the press release which was issued by the board of Swansea City Football Club at 2.30pm on Thursday 19th September 2002…………………………..“As a result of discussions between the Board of Swansea City Football Club and Player/Manager Nick Cusack, the Club today announces that steps have been taken to make new appointments to the Club’s Management Team. Everyone will know that Nick has given the Club one hundred per cent commitment both on and off the pitch during the latter part of last season and the early part of this season; He has made a number of important signings for the Club in the close season and in all respects has led by example from the front. Despite his own personal efforts, however, the team has not got off to the sort of start which the Board, Nick and everyone else involved with the Club were anticipating. We know full well that the Club’s supporters and all associated with the Club want results and these have not been forthcoming. Everyone has therefore recognised that strengthening of the Management Team is necessary. We are delighted to announce that Mr. Brian Flynn has been appointed as Director of Football with immediate effect. Brian’s successful career in football to date both as a player for Leeds United and of course for Wales, and as Manager of Wrexham is well documented and respected and everyone at Swansea believes that he will play a major part in bringing success to the Club in the future”

The statement does state that the appointment has been made to strengthen the management team which would have led many to believe that Cusack would remain at the club in some capacity, at least, for the foreseeable future.

Sadly this is not the case, as has just learned that Cusack has quit the club he loved so much. This news is a blow to Swans fans everywhere who believe that Nick’s inspirational on-field leadership is just what is needed at this difficult time for the club.

I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank Nick for all his hard work and commitment to the Swans, especially over the last 12 months. We won’t forget what Nick did for the club and many (including myself) believe that the club would not be here if it wasn’t for his intervention during the Petty crisis. We wish Nick all the best for the future and hope he is successful in his next position, whether as a player or with the PFA. Everyone at admires you for what you are Nick……….A TRUE JACK!!!

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