“When he arrived at Chelsea I learned a lot from him,” Gallas, who interviewed the Swansea assistant coach for French television this week, told swanseacity.net. “He spoke to me on and off the pitch, telling me what to do to help the team.
"He made my job easier. When you had Claude Makelele in front of you, then you played with a cigar in your mouth."
Makelele, who won two Premier League titles with Chelsea, is now planning to put one over on his former side when the Swans visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday.