Swansea City have announced the appointment of former Bayern Munich assistant coach Paul Clement as their new manager.

“Swansea City is delighted to announce Paul Clement as the club’s new head coach,” the club said in a statement. “The 44-year-old signed a two-and-a-half-year deal this afternoon after leaving his position as assistant manager at Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.

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“Clement will be at tonight’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace, although first team coach Alan Curtis is set to take charge of team selection at Selhurst Park.”

Clement becomes Swansea’s 3rd manager of the season, following Francesco Guidolin and Bob Bradley, who was sacked just after Christmas after winning only twice in 11 games.

It’s Clement’s first return to England since he was sacked as the manager of Derby County in February 2016.