Swansea City have announced that Carlos Carvalhal will take over as the club’s first team manager for the remainder of the season.
Carvalhal was sacked by Sky Bet Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on the 24th, which made the announcement that he would be taking over at the Premier League club a surprise.
Swansea sit bottom of the table on 13 points from the first 20 games, a record which cost Paul Clement his job with the club earlier in the month.
The only goal handed to the Portuguese manager will be to do the unthinkable and save the Swans from relegation.
The Welsh club have said that their new manager’s contract included the option of an extension when the season ends.
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said in a statement: “We are very pleased with the appointment.
“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.
“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.
“He has built up a lot of experience over the years which will ensure the team is structured and organised.
“He is driven and ambitious and, while he has a big challenge ahead of him, I know he will tackle it without fear.”
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