Swansea City attacker Andre Ayew has lauded his manager Steve Cooper and insists the gaffer is the right man for the job.

Ayew’s statement comes after several criticism of the head coach being inexperienced.

The 40-year-old is fighting to secure a play-off spot for the Championship side after a shaky start to the season.

Cooper took charge of Swansea City last summer after working in academy football and with England’s new generation of footballers.

Despite the pressure being mounted on the gaffer, the Black Stars skipper has been full of praise for the English trainer.

“I’m impressed by the gaffer and his staff,” he said. “They have done a great job and it’s not easy when it’s your first year and you have a lot of young players around,” Ayew said.

“He has quality and you can see we have an identity and style of play.

“It’s true we’ve had ups and downs, but when you have a team with a lot of young players, you can’t get everything straightaway.

“His message is coming across well and I’m happy to have met and worked with him. He’s got great ideas and he’s going to be a big manager in the future.”