Paul Clement struggling at stumbling Swanseaby Jack Kitson / 04 December 2017, 10:55Tweet
Five Premier League gaffers have already been dispensed of this season, and we could be close to a witnessing a sixth casualty, with Swansea boss Paul Clement’s job in jeopardy following a wretched run of form.
The Swans have forgotten what it’s like to win, having failed to do so in eight league and cup games, seven of which have ended in defeat while they’ve lost nine of their last 11 in all competitions.
A rotten return of just one point from a possible 21 in the Premier League leaves the stuttering Swans rock-bottom of the table, and the latest loss to Stoke left under-fire Clement very angry:
"We've lost 10 games now, it's not been through misfortune: 'Oh, we're the unluckiest team in the world'.
"We deserve to be bottom because we're losing too many games, we're not consistent enough through a 90-minute period.
Clement remains the odds-on favourite for the sack, ahead of Stoke boss Mark Hughes, Southampton’s Mauricio Pellegrino, and West Ham manager David Moyes, who is already a 10/1 shot despite only replacing Slaven Bilic last month.
But while Clement has come under immense pressure on social media, he reportedly retains the backing of the club’s American owners, Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan, who will be present at the must-win clash at home to West Brom (Wales Online) on Saturday.
Anything other than three points against Alan Pardew’s men would propel Clement even closer towards the sack ahead of a daunting fixture against Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Man City.
Should the club’s owners wield the axe, it’s literally a case of close your eyes and take your pick in the Next Swansea Manager Market, which currently features Ryan Giggs, Tony Pulis, Michael O’Neill, Martin O’Neill, Paulo Fonseca, and even Gary Neville.