Swansea have sacked manager Paul Clement with the team currently propping up the rest of the Premier League having won just one of their last 10 matches.
Clement was appointed last January – the Swans’ third manager of the season – and duly delivered them from relegation.
However, a wretched, disjointed start to the 2017/18 season has put paid to all of that.
In a statement issued via the club’s official website, Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins confirmed the news:
To change the manager, especially at only the halfway point of the season, is the last thing we wanted to do as a club.
We had three different managers last season and as a result we all wanted to give Paul as much time as possible to turn things around.
But we felt we couldn’t leave it any longer and needed to make a change to give us the best chance of an uplift and a turnaround in fortunes with the club bottom of the Premier League.
Jenkins also let it be known that Swansea are planning to give a further update on just who Clement’s replacement will be “within the next 24 hours”.
Spoiler alert: It’s almost definitely going to be Tony Pulis, waiting in the wings like an on-call fireman… unless Stoke pull the plug on Mark Hughes and beat them to the punch, of course.
Any thoughts on the matter, Pies fans?