Swansea City have confirmed that they have found a managerial replacement for Paul Clement.
The Premier League side have announced that ex-Sheffield Wednesday man Carlos Carvalhal has been entrusted to lead the team out of relegation difficulty, signing a contract to keep him at the Liberty Stadium until the end of the season.
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) December 28, 2017
Carvalhal comes to Swansea having spent two and a half years at Hillsborough. In that time, he led Sheffield Wednesday to two successive Championship play-off places, but the Owls’ results this season have been nowhere near that standard, and the 52-year-old was sacked on Christmas Eve less than 24 hours after defeat to Midlesbrough left the team in 14th place in the table.
Swansea, meanwhile, are firmly entrenched in the Premier League relegation battle. They sacked Clement last week after a run of form that saw them pick up just one win since October, and Tuesday’s 5-0 drubbing by Liverpool at Anfield under interim boss Leon Britton convinced chairman Huw Jenkins that a quick appointment was vital for results to improve.
Carvalhal’s first match in charge will be in Saturday’s trip to Vicarage Road, to take on a Watford side whose own form has been less than stellar in recent weeks.