Swansea have sacked head coach Paul Clement and are reportedly speaking to Ronald Koeman and Slaven Bilic about the vacant position.
Clement has been with the team since January and last season guided the team to Premier League safety. However, having lost nine of the last eleven games, Clement has now become the sixth Premier League boss to lose their job this season.
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In a statement the club confirmed that assistant managers Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi have also left the team.
Huw Jenkins, Swansea’s chairman, 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 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.”
Jenkins described Clement’s performance last season as “tremendous” and thanked him for all his work. He went on to say that he was “surprised and disappointed” at the club’s fortunes this season and wished Clement “every success” for the future.
Just two days ago Clement said that he was confident that he would be given more time to turn things around, “I have always had an open dialect with the ownership group here and the chairman – a good relationship. I know what football is about. It is about getting results and winning. I’m sure if I can get the team to do that then I am going to be okay here.”
Swansea face relegation rivals Crystal Palace on Saturday and there is likely to be an announcement regarding Clement’s replacement beforehand.