Carlos Carvalhal's tenure as Swansea manager looks to be over
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 10/05/18 8:37pm
Carlos Carvalhal is almost certain to leave Swansea at the end of the season, Sky Sports News understands.
It is thought there is a growing belief behind the scenes at the Liberty Stadium that he is not the man to lead the fight to return to the Premier League at the first attempt, should Swansea's relegation be confirmed on Sunday.
After a terrific start to his time in charge - beating Arsenal, West Ham and Liverpool - results and performances have nose-dived and the club must win while overturning a nine-goal swing to stay up on the final day this Sunday.
Sky Sports News understands there are concerns behind the scenes that his tactics turned overly defensive too quickly when the team had picked up significant momentum.
No official decision has been taken yet, with the club maintaining an option to extend the Portuguese's contract for a further 12 months after he joined in December.
In 24 matches in charge of Swansea, Carvalhal has overseen eight victories - including three in the FA Cup - eight losses and eight draws, but his team have not scored in six of their last eight games in all competitions.
Since beating relegation rivals West Ham 4-1 at the beginning of March, Swansea have picked up two points - draws against West Brom and Everton - in seven Premier League matches.