Paul Clement is Swansea new manager

Jan 3, 2017
Bayern Munich assistant manager Paul Clement is now in charge of EPL club Swansea.
Bayern Munich assistant manager Paul Clement is now in charge of EPL club Swansea.

Paul Clement has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal to become Swansea’s third manager of the season.

The Bayern Munich assistant manager arrived in London on Monday night and will complete the formalities of his move prior to Swansea’s Premier League game at Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

The 44-year-old will meet up with Swansea officials at the team’s London hotel before taking a watching brief at Selhurst Park.

Caretaker Alan Curtis – who oversaw Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth – will be in charge again with Clement taking the managerial reins on Wednesday.

Former Derby County boss Clement emerged as Swansea’s number one target after Wales manager Chris Coleman turned down the opportunity to take over at his hometown club.

The deal was quickly agreed in principle after Bayern granted permission for Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant to speak to Swansea.

In a statement on their official website, Bundesliga champions Bayern said: “Co-coach Paul Clement (44) has asked FC Bayern Munich to hold talks with Premier League club Swansea City about a commitment as head coach.

“Bayern’s head coach Carlo Ancelotti and the management board of FC Bayern Munich have fulfilled this wish.

“Paul Clement will therefore not be travelling to the training camp in Doha together with the team of FC Bayern.” – Mirror

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