Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi join from Spurs
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has welcomed the appointment of new head coach Paul Clement and described him as a “good fit’’ for the club.
Clement, who has worked with the likes of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Didier Drogba, signed a two-and-a-half-year deal in London this afternoon ahead of tonight’s crucial Premier League clash at Crystal Palace.
And the Swans chairman is looking forward to watching the former Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea assistant manager at work on the training ground and in the dug-out.
“We are delighted with the appointment of Paul Clement as our new head coach,’’ declared Huw.
“Paul has not only worked with some of Europe’s biggest football clubs, but also the very best players in the world.
“Swansea City’s strength over many years had been the quality of the football coached on the training field. That has always been at the forefront of our success.
“There is no doubt in my mind that Paul can not only help us regain that footballing belief, but also restore some much needed pride back into the football club.
“Everyone connected to the club is fully behind the appointment and we see this a typical Swansea City choice. It looks a good fit to get us back on track and provide one of the best young coaches in Europe with the chance to develop his own career and become a leading coach in his own right.
“I’m sure every Swans supporter, like me, would want to wish Paul the best of luck at the club and that he enjoys his time with us at Swansea.’’
Joining Clement at the Liberty will be Nigel Gibbs as assistant coach and Karl Halabi as head of physical performance. Both make the move from Tottenham Hotspur.