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Swansea City sack Paul Clement as Manager

Swansea City have sacked manager, Paul Clement following the club's torrid campaign so far which sees them bottom of the English Premier League (EPL) with just three wins in 18 games.

Swansea chairman, Huw Jenkins made the announcement on Wednesday, stating that changing the manager halfway through the season was the last thing the club wanted, however, the change had become imminent in order to give the club a much-needed uplift.

Jenkins said;

"We felt we couldn't leave it any longer and needed to make a change to give the best chance of an uplift".

"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".

"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 and Karl".

"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".

Clement took charge of the Welsh club in January with the club in the relegation zone and successfully guided them to a 15th-place finish last season, however, the Swans haven't had the best campaign so far marred majorly by the departures of their top performers last season, Fernando Llorente and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

With ten defeats in 13 games and three wins in 18, Swansea fans were already beginning to call for Clement's dismissal.

Assistant managers, Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi have also left the club with Swansea hopeful of finding a replacement to the coaching staff within the next 24 hours.

Paul Clement becomes the sixth manager to be sacked in the Premier League this season following the dismissals of Frank de Boer (Crystal Palace), Craig Shakespeare (Leicester City), Ronald Koeman (Everton), Slaven Bilic (West Ham United) and Tony Pulis (West Bromwich Albion).

Swansea, who lost to resurgent Everton on Monday, play host Crystal Palace at the ‘Liberty Stadium’ on Saturday with the hopes of picking up any form of momentum in the league.

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