Thursday, December 28, 2017
Carlos Carvalhal has been named as Swansea City's new manager on a contract until the end of the season.
The Portuguese's appointment at the Liberty Stadium comes just four days after he departed Sheffield Wednesday by mutual consent following two-and-a-half years in the job.
Carvalhal left the Owls after a seven-match winless run, which saw them drop to 15th in the Championship table.
But the 52-year-old has now been surprisingly handed the task of keeping Swansea in the Premier League.
He succeeds Paul Clement, who was sacked by the bottom-of-the-table club earlier this month after claiming just three wins from 18 games.
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."
Carvalhal was at Anfield on Boxing Day to watch the Swans as they suffered a 5-0 defeat to Liverpool, which has left them five points adrift of safety.
He will take charge of Swansea for the first time on Saturday, against Watford at Vicarage Road.
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