Paul Clement sacked by Swansea after less than 12 months in charge

The Englishman replaced Bob Bradley midway through the 2016/17 season

Samuel Lovett
Wednesday 20 December 2017 21:07
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After last season's heroics, Paul Clement has failed to arrest Swansea's poor form this time round
After last season's heroics, Paul Clement has failed to arrest Swansea's poor form this time round

Manager Paul Clement has parted company with Swansea after less than 12 months of management, the club has confirmed.

The Englishman replaced Bob Bradley midway through the 2016/17 season and guided the side to safety following a tense relegation battle.

However, Clement has failed to arrest Swansea’s concerning form during the current campaign, which has seen his side claim just one win from their last 11 games, and was dismissed on Wednesday night.

The Swansea City chairman, Huw Jenkins, said: “To change the manager, especially at only the halfway point of the season, is the last thing we wanted to do as a club.

“We had three different manager last season and as a result we all wanted to give Paul as much time as possible to turn things around.

“But we felt we couldn’t leave it any longer and needed to make a change to give us the best chance of an uplift and a turnaround in fortunes with the club bottom of the Premier League.

“Paul has been at the club for 12 months and what he achieved in the second half of last season to keep us in the top flight was a tremendous feat. For that, and his effort and commitment this season, it goes without saying that the club thanks him for his work.”

The club confirmed that assistant managers Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi have also left their positions.

Swansea currently sit rooted to the bottom of the Premier League on 12 points and will begin their search for a replacement immediately.

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