Claude Makelele sang the French national anthem during his initiation into the Swansea set-up last night.
The Frenchman might be retired and now assisting Paul Clement at the Welsh club, but that didn’t spare him the supposed embarrassment of singing in front of the players.
Usually it’s just reserved for new squad members, in an effort to help them settle into their new surroundings.
But Makelele still had to get involved despite his long career playing for top teams like Real Madrid and Chelsea as well as being retired since 2010.
So the little French coach took the initiation head on, standing on a chair and belting out the French national anthem:
Just Claude Makelele singing the French national anthem during his Swansea initiation yesterday.. pic.twitter.com/Bv5JpQZHvb
— talkingbaws (@talkingbaws) January 21, 2017
The video was shared on Swansea striker Oli McBurnie’s Instagram story last night and was followed by initiation songs from new signings Martin Olsson and Tom Carroll.
Good on Makelele for getting involved when he probably didn’t need to.
Swansea’s attempts at improving the mood of the squad obviously worked as they produced an outstanding performance to beat Liverpool 3-2 at Anfield earlier.
That win takes them up into the safety of 17th in the Premier League table and Clement and Makelele will hope that’s a springboard to more consistent form in the second half of the season.