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Swansea City sack manager Clement

4:01 AM SGT 21/12/17
Paul Clement Swansea City
The former Bayern Munich coach departs with the Swans sat bottom of the Premier League table having won just three matches this season

Swansea City have sacked manager Paul Clement after a poor first half to the Premier League season.

The Swans, who narrowly avoided relegation last season, sit bottom of the top-flight table having won just three league matches.

Clement spend just short of a year in charge at the Liberty Stadium having replaced Bob Bradley at the helm in early January 2017.

But having kept them in the Premier League last season, the former Chelsea and Bayern Munich coach leaves alongside coaches Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi.

"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 Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins.

“We had three different manager 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."

Swansea have been criticised for their transfer business since the end of last season, with Renato Sanches, Wilfried Bony and Roque Mesa struggling to make much of an impact.

The Swans are next in action against Crystal Palace on Saturday as they look to pull themselves away from danger.