Man Utd great Giggs rules himself out of Swansea manager race


Paul Clement has revealed his sadness after being sacked as Swansea manager, describing saving the club from relegation last season as his "proudest and greatest achievement as a coach".

Managerless Swansea City remained bottom of the Premier League despite salvaging a point against a resurgent Crystal Palace thanks to a spectacular equaliser from substitute Jordan Ayew.

"I'm bitterly disappointed for Paul", said Rodgers.

Frank De Boer became the bookmakers' favourite yesterday and is prominent on the shortlist but the club have also spoken to Aitor Karanka, the former Middlesbrough manager, and will continue to assess their options over the next few days.

Swansea, I know you want to survive the drop this season, but is it really worth it if you have to watch Pulisball for the next 6 months or longer? Even though many in the boardroom had been supportive of the manager, he had to go after the club's rock bottom position in the Premier League.


But, with 12 minutes left, Ayew struck with a viciously swerving effort from 20 yards to give Swansea just an eighth point from 10 home Premier League games this season, leaving them four points adrift of safety.

Jenkins praised Clement's role in helping keep the club in the English top flight last season.

However, defeat for Clement could see him marched out the door, and their Boxing Day clash at Anfield against Liverpool could see them line up without a permanent manager.

But the summer departures of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Fernando Llorente and Jack Cork significantly weakened Clement's hand, and the former Derby boss had hoped to be given the January transfer window to strengthen his squad.

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