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Premier League Manager Cull Continues As Stoke And Swansea Cut Their Losses

SWANSEA, WALES - MAY 13: (L-R) Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal greets Stoke City manager Paul Lambert prior to the game during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Stoke City at The Liberty Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

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The managerial clean sweep that has gripped the Premier League this week has claimed two more victims.

With Everton and West Ham looking out of new managers following the departures of Sam Allardyce and David Moyes, Swansea City and Stoke City have followed suit with the news on Friday that Carlos Carvalhal and Paul Lambert have left their roles with the recently-relegated sides.

Carvalhal’s departure was predicted as early as last week (before the Swans’ relegation had even been confirmed) with reports that the Portuguese manager’s deal would not be extended beyond the season just gone. Having replaced Paul Clement at the turn of the year with the aim of keeping Swansea in the Premier League, the challenged proved to be beyond the former Sheffield Wednesday manager and relegation to the Championship was confirmed on the final day of the campaign.


Lambert, meanwhile, was also brought in midway through the season with the same aim as Carvalhal at Swansea. Having sacked Mark Hughes with no plan for replacing him, Stoke offered the job to former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores and Ireland boss Martin O’Neill before eventually giving it to Lambert.

However, the ex-Scottish international’s reign at the Bet365 Stadium was not a happy one. In all, he won just two of his matches in charge of the side and relegation was confirmed earlier this month with a limp 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace.


While the manager search is just beginning for the above clubs, it looks as though West Brom’s is about to come to an end. Various reports have suggested that Darren More is set to be offered the role on a full time basis, having masterminded victories over Tottenham and Manchester United during his spell as interim manager


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