Swansea City AFC bosses have sacked manager Paul Clement together with his two assistants with the club bottom of the Premier League, having won just three league games from the 18 played this season.
The 45-year-old took charge in January with Swansea in the relegation zone and guided them to a 15th-place finish. But According to the Club’s Chairman, Huw Jenkins, changing the manager halfway through a season was the last thing they wanted to do.
“We felt we couldn’t leave it any longer and needed to make a change to give the best chance of an uplift. 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” Jenkins said
About Swansea’s Paul Clement
Before joining Swansea, Clement had worked as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant manager at Chelsea, Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid. He had one, short-lived managerial stint at Derby County which ended in 2016 and he was then reunited with Ancelotti at Bayern Munich.
Clement joined Swansea on a two-and-a-half-year deal in January, becoming the club’s third boss of the 2016-17 season following the departures of Bob Bradley and Francesco Guidolin.
Swansea City AFC problems this season might have evolved from the poor summer dealings in the transfer market that sowed the seeds for a dreadful start to the current term. Last season’s leading scorer Fernando Llorente and player of the year Gylfi Sigurdsson were sold but not adequately replaced plus Ashley Williams who had left earlier in January.