Paul Clement has revealed his disappointment after being sacked as Swansea supervisor, describing saving the membership from relegation final season as his “proudest and biggest achievement as a coach”.
Clement miraculously saved the Swans from final season when all hope appeared misplaced after a dismal begin to the season underneath Bob Bradley, however he solely managed three wins in 18 of the present Premier League marketing campaign.
He was relieved of his duties on Wednesday night and left the membership in a equally precarious place to Bradley – backside of the desk and 4 factors adrift from security.
The 45-year-old spoke of his “nice disappointment” in a press release quoted by the Each day Mail and divulges he desires to make a fast return to administration.
He mentioned: “Once I arrived at Swansea Metropolis on the third of January, the group had 12 factors and have been backside of the league. Collectively we managed to attain 29 factors in 19 video games, culminating in a 15th place end and making certain the membership would compete within the Premier League for a seventh consecutive yr.
“It was by far my proudest and biggest achievement as a coach. Nonetheless, this season, in very difficult circumstances I used to be unable to copy the constructive outcomes.”
Swansea have positioned long-serving midfielder Leon Britton as caretaker supervisor for Saturday’s recreation in opposition to Crystal Palace on the Liberty Stadium. He turned a player-coach final month after serving to the membership rise from the underside of the soccer league and it will likely be a momentous event for him to be on the touchline.
Clement’s departure leaves the Swans trying to find their third supervisor within the house of a yr, after Bradley’s sacking in late December of final yr noticed Alan Curtis take cost of 1 recreation earlier than Clement’s appointment.
The Mail declare there was contact with former Everton boss Ronald Koeman because the Premier League managerial roundabout continues to spin, with a transfer for an additional former Everton supervisor Roberto Martinez deemed unlikely earlier than he takes Belgium to the World Cup in the summertime.
Former Palace supervisor Frank de Boer, Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic and Sheffield United supervisor Chris Wilder all have “supporters on the membership”, however sources insist no transfer is deliberate for sacked West Brom supervisor and relegation saviour Tony Pulis.
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