Swansea sack Clement

Swansea City are looking for their third manager in 12 months after sacking Paul Clement.

Despite saving the club from relegation last season, after being appointed in January, Clement paid the price for the Swans’ position at the bottom of the Premier League table going into the festive period.

“To change the manager, especially at only the halfway point of the season, is the last thing we wanted to do as a club,” said chairman Huw Jenkins.

“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.

“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.

“I have had an excellent working relationship with Paul and we are all, including the owners, surprised and disappointed it hasn’t worked out this season.

“We wish Paul every success in his career going forward.”