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Paul Clement Has Been Sacked By Swansea City

SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 21: Swansea head coach Paul Clement looks on during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Leicester City at Liberty Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The Swans will head in to the new year with a new manager at the helm.

Swansea City have confirmed in an official statement on their website that they have ‘parted company’ with manager Paul Clement.

Club chairman, Huw Jenkins, confirmed:

“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.”

As a result, assistant managers Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi have also left the Welsh outfit.

Clement was only appointed on January 3rd of this year, having succeeded Bob Bradley.

The former Derby County boss steered the club out of the relegation zone last season, as they finished 15th in the Premier League table.

This season however, the Swans are currently rooted to the bottom of the league, with just 12 points earned after 18 games – almost mid-way through the season. They have won a solitary game since October 14, suffering nine defeats in eleven matches since.

The very early betting favourite to replace Clement is Tony Pulis, formerly of West Brom, at evens.

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