Bayern assistant coach named Swansea manager

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 02/01/2017

Bayern assistant coach named Swansea new manager

Bayern Munich assistant Paul Clement has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal to become bottom of the Premier League side Swansea City's next manager.

Clement was interviewed by the club before Bob Bradley was appointed as their manager in October was allowed to speak to the Swans by the Bundesliga champions, according to BBC Sports.

The 44-year old coach becomes 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.

He faces a tough test of keeping Swansea who 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 in the top flight next season.

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.