Carvalhal leaves Swansea following relegation


Carlos Carvalhal has left Swansea City following their relegation to the Championship. 


The former Sheffield Wednesday boss succeeded Paul Clement as head coach in January and made an immediate impact at the Liberty Stadium. 


However, their form dipped off in the latter stages of the season and culminated in Swansea’s Premier League relegation on the final day of the campaign. 


“Swansea City will begin life in the Championship with a new manager after deciding against extending Carlos Carvalhal’s contract,” a statement read on the club’s official website. 


“The Swans will start the search for a new boss after opting to make a change following their relegation from the Premier League.  


“The club can also confirm first-team coaches Joao Mario and Bruno Lage have left the Liberty Stadium along with match analysts Jhony Conceicao and Paulo Sampaio.” 


Carvalhal leaves Swansea following relegation


Swans chairman Huw Jenkins said of Carvalhal’s exit: “We’d like to put on record our thanks to Carlos for his enthusiasm, hard work and commitment since arriving at the club in December. 


“Naturally, we are all disappointed with the club’s relegation from the Premier League, and following discussions with Carlos, we felt it was in the best interests of both parties that we move in a new direction. 


“We will now be looking to appoint a new manager in readiness for the 2018-19 season. 


“While there are already rumours linking us with several managers, it is vital that we identify the right person to take this team forward.”


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