​Swansea City confirm Carvalhal appointment

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Swansea City have named former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal as their new manager to replace the sacked Paul Clement on an initial deal until the end of the season.

Clement was dismissed as Swansea boss earlier this month after a run of nine defeats in 11 matches left them bottom of the Premier League, with midfielder Leon Britton overseeing the last two games in caretaker charge.

“We felt we needed to get the managerial situation resolved as soon as possible and while the timing is not always perfect, we can look forward to the second half of the campaign with renewed optimism,” chairman Huw Jenkins told the club’s official website.

“Carlos’ time at Sheffield Wednesday, which included securing two consecutive play-off places, highlighted that he has great character and personality to lead the squad and the football club, which is vital at such a crucial time.

The 52-year-old was appointed at Hillsborough in June 2015 following the sacking of Stuart Gray, and he led the club to the play-off final in his first season in charge where they were beaten 1-0 by Hull City at Wembley.

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