Paul Clement
Paul Clement

Paul Clement has agreed to a deal with Swansea that would keep him there till 2019.

Reports state that he has agreed to sign a two-and-a-half year deal with the Swans.

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Clement had earlier asked for and granted permission by Bayern to put in for the vacant spot at Swansea. According to the website, “Assistant coach Paul Clement has requested FC Bayern’s permission to talk to Premier League club Swansea City about a potential appointment as manager.

“Bayern head coach Carlo Ancelotti and the FC Bayern München AG board of directors have granted this request.

“As a result, Clement will not travel to the Doha training camp along with the FC Bayern squad.”

Clement, 44, will fly to the United Kingdom to meet with the Swansea squad and chairman Huw Jenkins before watching their Premier League game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Tuesday.

He is expected to formally take charge on Wednesday.

Swansea are currently last on the table after losing 3nil on Saturday to Bournemouth.

Paul Clement’s career has seen him being assistant to Carlo Ancelloti at Chelsea, Real Madrid, PSG and Bayern Munich.

 

Clement made his name as an academy coach, then first-team coach and assistant manager at Chelsea, working under Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti, whom he followed as assistant to Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. He also coached Derby County where he got the boot, and Ireland U-21 team.