Swansea News: Carvalhal ‘in contract talks’

1 year ago

In the latest Swansea news, reports claim the club have begun talks with manager Carlos Carvalhal over the possibility of extending his contract.

The Portuguese was drafted in by the Welsh outfit in December as Paul Clement’s replacement, just days after he was sacked by Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

Swansea sat bottom of the Premier League when Carvalhal took the reins and many felt they were destined to be playing in the second tier next season.

However, Carvalhal has worked wonders in south Wales and Swansea now look like they will retain their top-flight status.

After winning his first game in charge, 2-1 away at Watford, Carvalhal has transformed the mood around the camp and they have fallen to just three Premier League defeats in the following months.

The Swans now sit in 15th, three points clear of the drop zone, with seven games left to play of the 2017-18 campaign.

Carvalhal was initially handed a short-term deal until the end of the season and reports claim he has done enough already to convince the board he is the right man to take them forward.

It is understood Swansea have the power to exercise an extension clause in his contract and it is understood informal talks have already taken place.

Swansea, who are priced at 11/5 to win on Saturday with Paddy Power, can further boost their hopes of survival when they travel to rock-bottom West Brom.

Everton, Manchester City, Chelsea, Bournemouth, Southampton and Stoke are all still to come for Swansea before the season draws to a close.