Bayern Munich assistant coach Paul Clement has been announced as Swansea City’s third manager of the season.
The 44-year-old had been working as Carlo Ancelotti’s right-hand man at German giants Bayern Munich but it was confirmed earlier today that he had signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Swans.
Clement was Swansea’s main target following the sacking of Bob Bradley, with the American not being able to last three months in charge of the Welsh club.
On the appointment of Clement at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said: “We are delighted with the appointment of Paul Clement as our new head coach.
“Paul has not only worked with some of Europe’s biggest football clubs, but also the very best players in the world.
“Swansea City’s strength over many years had been the quality of the football coached on the training field. That has always been at the forefront of our success.
“There is no doubt in my mind that Paul can not only help us regain that footballing belief, but also restore some much needed pride back into the football club.
“Everyone connected to the club is fully behind the appointment and we see this as a typical Swansea City choice.
“It looks a good fit to get us back on track and provide one of the best young coaches in Europe with the chance to develop his own career and become a leading coach in his own light.
“I’m sure every Swans supporter, like me, would want to wish Paul the best of luck at the club and that he enjoys his time with us at Swansea.”
Tottenham Hotpsur’s assistant coach Nigel Gibbs and physical performance coach Karl Halabi will both leave White Hart Lane to join Clement at Swansea.
By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)