Bayern Munich assistant Paul Clement has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal to become Swansea City’s next manager.

Swansea City would give Paul Clement his second job as a manager, following his time in charge at Derby County

The German side allowed the 44-year-old to speak to the Swans, who are bottom of the Premier League.

Clement was interviewed by the club before Bob Bradley was appointed as their manager in October.

He is set to be Swansea’s third manager of the season and it is likely he will be at Selhurst Park for their game against Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

Swansea City team celebrates

Bayern said on Tuesday they had appointed a new assistant to boss Carlo Ancelotti, with chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge saying: “We wanted to give Paul the chance to manage in the Premier League, not stop him. We wish him all the best.”

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid assistant manager was in charge of Derby County for eight months before he was sacked by the club in February of 2016.

After Bradley was sacked following a spell of seven defeats in 11 games, Clement emerged as the frontrunner to be Swansea’s next manager

Former Manchester United assistant Ryan Giggs, Wales boss Chris Coleman and former Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett were also linked with the job.

The Swans are four points adrift at the bottom of the table and have lost their last four games, including Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat by Bournemouth.

 

Culled from BBC

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