Swansea City: Paul Clement and Gary Rowett frontrunners to be manager

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Bayern Munich assistant manager Paul Clement and former Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett are the frontrunners to be the next Swansea City manager.

Ryan Giggs was the favourite following Bob Bradley’s exit on Tuesday, but the club are now looking elsewhere.

Wales boss Chris Coleman had been a contender but BBC Sport understands he is now out of the running.

Clement was interviewed for the job in the autumn before Bradley replaced former manager Francesco Guidolin.

The former Derby County manager, who was sacked by the Rams in February, is thought to have impressed the Swansea hierarchy, while Rowett has not taken on a job since his sacking by Birmingham City earlier in December.

It is understood discussions about filling the vacant manager’s position are now beginning, with the club hopeful of having Bradley’s replacement in place prior to the trip to Crystal Palace on 3 January.

Alan Curtis, who is taking temporary charge of the team, believes the club’s next manager should be British and have experience of the Premier League.

“It has to be the right man. Ideally they would be British and know the Premier League,” Curtis said.

“[The owners] have to be satisfied he fills all the criteria for getting us out of the trouble we find ourselves in.”

Swans legend Curtis, who is preparing for Saturday’s home game with Bournemouth, says he has spoken to chairman Huw Jenkins but does not know how long he will be in charge.

“We will take it on a day by day basis,” he continued.

“What the club needs is not a change of direction. The club has been the club and the way we run the club is the way that suits us.

“Somebody needs to come in with our philosophy with a little bit of experience and perhaps look at it with fresh eyes. That’s exactly what it needs.”

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