Former Scotland international comes to the Liberty Stadium as a player for League One side MK Dons. ok Bet Championship club, who lost to Brentford at the play-off final last year, will pay Martin compensation of around PS400,000. Dean Thornton, Luke Williams, and Matt Gill will also join Martin. Swansea’s executive chief Julian Winter stated: "We are delighted about the appointment of Russell to our new coach. "He very much fits into the profile for a young and hungry coach who wants to succeed. "After earning plaudits at Milton Keynes Dons' for his attractive, aggressive style, we quickly realized Russell was the right choice to take us forward. "He captained Peterborough (and Norwich) and was promoted on five occasions (as a player). This tells you everything you need to know about his leadership qualities, winning mentality, and winning spirit." Martin was appointed at Stadium MK Martin in November 2019 and led the club through relegation fear in his first season. Last term, the Dons came 13th in ok Bet League One. Only Manchester City or Barcelona had a higher possession percent in Europe. Swansea made an official approach for Martin on Friday, a day before the Dons' first game of the season, which angered the ok Bet League One club. Bournemouth won 5-0, Martin's final game. A statement from the Dons on Saturday stated: "MK Dons can verify that Swansea City made an official approach to Russell Martin concerning their vacant managerial job." "To our greatest disappointment, this was received less the 24 hours prior to our first competitive fixture of the season. "To minimize disruption to players and match preparation it was decided that this matter would be discussed following today's game." Jody, the former Chelsea number 2 was a contender to the Swansea job. John Eustace (QPR assistant) looked poised and ready to take control of QPR. John Eustace opted to stay at Rangers after meeting with the Swans.