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Swansea City sack Clement

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Swansea City have sacked manager Paul Clement with the club bottom of the Premier League, having won just three league games this season.

Clement took charge in January with Swansea in the relegation zone and guided them to a 15th-place finish. He becomes the 6th Premier League manager to lose their job this season, matching the total for the 2016/17 season.

Chairman Huw Jenkins said that changing the manager halfway through a season "was the last thing we wanted to do".

He said: "We felt we couldn't leave it any longer and needed to make a change to give the best chance of an uplift."

Swansea announced that assistant managers Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi have also left the club.

The Welsh club says it will give a further update on replacement coaching staff "within the next 24 hours".

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