Swansea signs coach Rodgers to long-term deal

Swansea City signed coach Brendan Rodgers to year contract extension Thursday through the 2014-15 season.

Rodgers, 39, led the Wales club to the Premier League in his first full season and has the club 10th in its debut season in the top flight.

"I've been very pleased with my work over the last 19 months," Rodgers said. "I can only promise that over the next three-and-a-half years I will continue to fight for the club and its people to help us become a sustainable Barclays Premier League club.

"I very much appreciate what Swansea as a city, a club and supporters have given me and my family over the last 19 months, so signing the new contract was one of the easiest decisions of my life."

Swansea, which is 10 points clear of the relegation zone, hosts Norwich City on Saturday in its next league match.