Swansea City have sacked manager Paul Clement following the club’s troubling form since the start of the season.
The Swans have won just three times all season, and Monday’s 3-1 defeat at Everton saw the club slip to the bottom of the Premier League.
Club chairman Huw Jenkins confirmed Clement’s dismissal, saying that changing the manager halfway through a season was the ‘last thing we wanted to do’, but the club felt they couldn’t ‘leave it any longer and needed to make a change to give the best chance of an uplift’.
We can confirm that the club has tonight parted company with head coach Paul Clement.
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) December 20, 2017
45-year-old Clement took charge of Swansea in January, he replaced Bob Bradley with the club in the relegation zone and guided them to a 15th-place finish.
Clement was previously part of Carlo Ancelotti’s staff at Bayern Munich, as well as Real Madrid and Chelsea, and also managed Derby County for most of the 2015/16 Championship season.