(BBC) – Swansea City have sacked manager Paul Clement with the club bottom of the Premier League, having won just three league games this season.Clement, 45, took charge in January with Swansea in the relegation zone and guided them to a 15th-place finish.Chairman Huw Jenkins said that changing the manager halfway through a season “was the last thing we wanted to do”.He said: “We felt we couldn’t leave it any longer and needed to make a change to give the best chance for an uplift.”Swansea announced that assistant managers Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi have also left the club.The Welsh club says it will give a further update on replacement coaching staff “within the next 24 hours”.Before joining Swansea, Clement had worked as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant manager at Chelsea, Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid.He had one, short-lived managerial stint at Derby County which ended in 2016 and he was then reunited with Ancelotti at Bayern Munich.Clement joined Swansea on a two-and-a-half-year deal in January, becoming the club’s third boss of the 2016-17 season, following the departures of Bob Bradley and Francesco Guidolin.“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,” Jenkins added.“Paul has been at the club for 12 months and what he achieved in the second half of last season to keep us in the top flight was a tremendous feat.“For that, and his effort and commitment this season, it goes without saying that the club thanks him for his work, together with Nigel and Karl.”The Swans were bottom of the table when Clement took charge but he oversaw a remarkable escape from relegation after a strong end to the campaign.However, a summer of poor dealings in the transfer market sowed the seeds for a dreadful start to the current term.Last season’s leading scorer Fernando Llorente and player-of-the-year Gylfi Sigurdsson were sold but not adequately replaced.
Published on April 10, 2018 at 1:13 pm Contact Charlie: firstname.lastname@example.org | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse’s full 2018-19 Atlantic Coast Conference schedule was released by the league office on Tuesday afternoon. Though the dates and times have yet to be released, the headliner of SU’s conference schedule is a home-and-home matchup with Duke. The Blue Devils knocked the Orange out of the 2018 NCAA Tournament in the Sweet 16.The Orange, which finished the 2017-18 season 8-10 in conference play, will also face Clemson, Boston College and Pittsburgh in home-and-home matchups.Highlighting Syracuse’s home schedule is a matchup with Florida State, an opponent against which the Orange fell in double overtime to this past season. Rounding out the home slate is Miami, Louisville, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech.Its road schedule includes a date with North Carolina, a team the Orange was unable to beat in both its 2018 matchups. SU will also be traveling to Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State and Wake Forest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe 2019 ACC Tournament will be in mid-March in Charlotte, North Carolina. SU made it past the first round in 2018 before falling to UNC 78-59.Below is Syracuse’s full ACC slate:Home-and-home series: Duke, Clemson, Boston College and PittsburghHome games: Florida State, Miami, Louisville, Virginia Tech and Georgia TechAway games: North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State and Wake Forest Comments read more