Swansea open talks with Carlos Carvalhal over contract extension
Last Updated: 05/04/18 2:47pm
Swansea have begun informal talks with manager Carlos Carvalhal over extending his contract at the Liberty Stadium, Sky sources understand.
The 52-year old arrived in December with Swansea bottom of the Premier League, five points adrift of safety, after a difficult start to the season under Paul Clement.
Four months on from Carvalhal's appointment, Swansea sit in 15th position - three points clear of the drop zone with seven games remaining in the season.
Sky Sports News understands Swansea have an option to extend Carvalhal's current deal, which expires at the end of the season, and are prepared to exercise it even if the club is relegated to the Championship.
Speaking ahead of their trip to relegation rivals West Brom on Saturday, Carvalhal remained coy on his future and insists the focus must remain on keeping Swansea in the league.
"I will always answer the same," he said. "I want the focus to stay with Swansea in the Premier League and after we have time to talk about that.
"I talk with the chairman every week. We talk often about everything. The past, the present, the future. These are normal conversations about the team, about how they are progressing. This is normal.
"We can't talk about the future when we are trying to save the team. This is the most important thing. There are a lot of things on the table, if you stay in the Premier League or you don't stay.
"When we achieve that, then we will talk. My personal situation is not important. I am happy here. I like the players, the chairman and the owner also. I have a good relationship with all of them and the fans. I think they like me, so this is not a problem."