Swansea City FC sacks Coach Paul Clement

Swansea City have sacked manager Paul Clement, assistant managers Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi have also left the club.

The 45yrs Clement, took charge in January with Swansea in the relegation zone and guided them to a 15th-place finish.

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

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

Chairman Huw Jenkins said that changing the manager halfway through a season “was the last thing we wanted to do”.

He said, 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”

Clement joined Swansea on a two-and-a-half-year deal in January, becoming the club’s third boss of the 2016-17 season following the departures of Bob Bradley and Francesco Guidolin.

The Swans were bottom of the table when Clement took charge but he oversaw a remarkable escape from relegation after a strong end to the campaign.

“Paul has been at the club for 12 months and what he achieved in the second half of last season to keep us in the top flight was a tremendous feat.

“For that, and his effort and commitment this season, it goes without saying that the club thanks him for his work, together with Nigel (Gibbs) and Karl (Halabi).

Clement has previously worked as assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Paris St Germain.

Clement was appointed head coach on January 3, 2017, after the dismissal of Bob Bradley as manager.

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