Paul Clement emerges as new frontrunner for Swansea job - Sky sources
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 30/12/16 2:26pm
Bayern Munich assistant Paul Clement has emerged as the new preferred candidate for the vacant Swansea City job, according to Sky sources.
The former Derby boss was interviewed for the post back in October but lost out to Bob Bradley, who was sacked on Tuesday following the 4-1 loss to West Ham on Boxing Day.
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Sky Sports News HQ understands the Swansea board gave Clement serious consideration and were very impressed with his presentation - and they now want to go back in for the renowned coach.
But if they are not successful, former Birmingham boss Gary Rowett, who was sacked earlier this month, is understood to be next on the list.
Former Tottenham, Portsmouth and QPR manager Harry Redknapp is also understood to want the job but Swansea are not planning to approach the veteran manager.
The Swans are expected to make their decision by Monday and the new man could be in charge, or at least watching his new side, by Tuesday when they face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
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 linked up again with Ancelotti at Bayern last summer after he was sacked by Derby, despite the team sitting in fifth place in the Championship.