Swansea City are not considering appointing Tony Pulis as manager, following Paul Clement’s disappointing start to the 2017/18 season.
The BBC understand that Clement has the full backing of the Swans’ board and goes into Saturday’s game against Pulis’ former side West Bromwich Albion without having his job on the line.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s important encounter at the Liberty Stadium, Clement insisted that he not only has backing of his bosses, but also the Swansea playing squad. He said:
I’ve experienced dressing rooms that have grown apart from their manager and that can be difficult to get back. I have no feeling like that.
Internally, everyone’s working in the same direction. If there’s any pressure, talk of I’m not going to be here, it’s from external sources, it’s not from within.
Speculation about a manager’s future is always going to surface when a club is sitting rock-bottom of the league, with only two wins so far this campaign. Along with the many losses, the Swans are majorly struggling in front of goal, netting a mere eight goals in 15 fixtures.
Clement, along with the Swansea faithful will be desperately hoping for a result against the Baggies at home on the weekend, and turn fortunes around in the league. Fail to win, and the club are in an awful position to remain in the top-flight.