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Swansea City eye Paul Clement as Bob Bradley replacement; Gary Rowett also being considered

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Swansea City are eyeing Bayern Munich’s assistant manager Paul Clement as the man to replace the recently sacked Bob Bradley. Gary Rowett, former Birmingham City manager is also in contention for the managerial role at The Liberty Stadium.

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs was the early favorite to take over the manager’s role. Wales manager Chris Coleman was also being considered. However the club hierarchy was unable to rope in any one of them, according to BBC.

After their failure to hire either of Giggs or Coleman, Swansea chairman How Jenkins and owners Jason Lavien and Steve Kaplan are currently looking elsewhere for Bradley’s replacement. The American gaffer was sacked after just 11 games in charge of The Swans.

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Clement is currently assisting Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern Munich. The 44-year-old has limited experience as a first-team manager. The Englishman previously managed Derby County during the first half of the 2015-16 season.

However, the man from Reading, United Kingdom does have huge experience of working alongside Ancelotti, both in English football as well as abroad, as reported by the Independent.

It has to be noted that Clement was previously interviewed by the Swansea City board for the manager’s job in October. However, he was looked over and Bradley was given the mantle to replace former head coach Francesco Guidolin.

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Meanwhile, the next man in contention for the role is Gary Rowett. The 42-year-old is yet to take on a job after being sacked by Birmingham City, earlier in December.

The Swansea City management is confident of bringing in their next manager before the team’s trip to Crystal Palace on January 3, 2017.

Alan Curtis, the man who is currently in charge of the team temporarily has revealed that the next manager of the club should be British. The gaffer should have experience of the Premier League.

“It has to be the right man. Ideally they would be British and know the Premier League. [The owners] have to be satisfied he fills all the criteria for getting us out of the trouble we find ourselves in.” Curtis said.

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