Yet another Premier League sacking to report at the bottom of the table as Swansea have parted company with Paul Clement after just three wins in 18 games this season.
Given Swansea’s woeful form and struggle for goals this season (just 10 in 18 games), it had looked like they were one of the sides in serious threat of relegation, however this change could give them a lift.
It’s all dependant on who replaces him, but as we’ve seen with Everton (Koeman/Unsworth to Allardyce) and West Ham (Bilic to Moyes), a change can provide these teams with an unwelcome lift.
So often this season we’ve played teams at the wrong time and the visit of Swansea at St James’ Park on January 13th could now be another classic example of that, with a new manager likely to be in place by then.
Ironically, on-loan striker Tammy Abraham (who was close to joining NUFC over the summer) was believed to have opted for Swansea due to his close relationship with former Chelsea coach Clement – so his exit may not be the news Abraham wanted to hear.
Clement’s sacking is not the first this season and won’t be the last, with Stoke’s Mark Hughes in danger of being axed if his side loses to West Brom on Saturday.
That’s now SIX sacked already.
- De Boer – Crystal Palace (IN – Hodgson)
- Koeman – Everton (IN – Allardyce)
- Shakespeare – Leicester (IN – Puel)
- Bilic – West Ham (IN – Moyes)
- Pulis – West Brom (IN – Pardew)
- Clement – Swansea (IN – ???)