​Carvalhal gets Swansea job four days after sack from Sheffield Wednesday

Swansea City have appointed Carlos Carvalhal as their new manager, replacing the sacked Paul Clement.
Carvalhal is on a short-term contract until the end of the season, with the option of an extension.

The 52-year-old was himself sacked by

Sheffield Wednesday on Christmas Eve, but now finds himself in the Premier League for the first time.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said: “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.”

Carvalhal has just 48 hours to settle in before his first match away to Watford on Saturday. No details of his coaching team have been released.

Swansea sacked Clement on 20 December after a disastrous run of form which has seen them fall to the bottom of the Premier League table.

Clement arrived in south Wales in January 2017 with the club in a similarly precarious situation, guiding them to safety.