Tuesday 23 April 2019

Clement is sacked by Swansea

Former Swansea boss Paul Clement
Former Swansea boss Paul Clement

Swansea have sacked manager Paul Clement with the club rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table.

Clement, 45, had been under increasing pressure and the Swans have confirmed his departure after Monday night's 3-1 defeat at Everton left them four points adrift of safety.

Swansea have lost all but two of their last 10 league games and have registered just 12 points from their opening 18 fixtures.

"Swansea City can confirm that the club has parted company with head coach Paul Clement," Swansea said in a statement on their official website. "Assistant managers Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi have also left the club."

Former Derby boss Clement had been in the role for less than 12 months after replacing Bob Bradley in January this year.

The Swans have won only three league games this season, scoring 10 goals, and chairman Huw Jenkins said the club could not leave it any longer. 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 managers 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."

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