Swansea City midfielder, Andre Ayew, has praised the impact of his manager, Steve Cooper, describing him a tough person who knows what he wants.
According to the 29-year-old player, the manager had a great influence on his decision to stay at the Liberty Stadium despite interest from several other clubs.
Speaking in an interview with the BBC, the 1999 FIFA Under-20 World Cup-winning captain said he admired the extra effort being invested by the manager, and that makes him feel good all the time
“This is where I feel good, I wake up in the morning and I feel good, I come to training and I feel happy- there's no reason to change that.
Andre said the manager has had a huge impact on the club based on the training regimen each day and said they were enjoying it and wanted the pace to kept at that same level.
“He's had a big impact on the club, a big impact on me staying, I love the work that we are doing. We are training really hard, we are enjoying the training sessions and we need to keep it going.
“He (Cooper) is a tough person, he knows what he wants and he's a very good manager. People don't really know him yet but people are starting to get to know him. I believe that the award he got for the manager of the month was well deserved”, he said.
I had to discuss with the national team coach and we spoke about it and he told me that there was no problem at all, the Championship is a very good league and that he was ok with my decision, as long as I’m fit and do what I've always done for the national team.