Carlos leaves Swans

18th May
First team

Swansea City will begin life in the Championship with a new manager after deciding against extending Carlos Carvalhal’s contract.

The Swans will start the search for a new boss after opting to make a change following their relegation from the Premier League.

The club can also confirm first-team coaches Joao Mario and Bruno Lage have left the Liberty Stadium along with match analysts Jhony Conceicao and Paulo Sampaio.

Swans chairman Huw Jenkins said: “We’d like to put on record our thanks to Carlos for his enthusiasm, hard work and commitment since arriving at the club in December.

“Naturally, we are all disappointed with the club’s relegation from the Premier League, and following discussions with Carlos, we felt it was in the best interests of both parties that we move in a new direction.

“We will now be looking to appoint a new manager in readiness for the 2018-19 season.

“While there are already rumours linking us with several managers, it is vital that we identify the right person to take this team forward.”

Carvalhal took charge at the Liberty Stadium on December 28, agreeing a deal until the end of the season.

The Portuguese enjoyed a number of successes in his first few months at the helm, steering the Swans to five victories in his first nine league games.

That impressive sequence saw Carvalhal’s team climb off the bottom of the Premier League and out of the relegation places.

But the Swans’ failure to win any of their final nine league games of the campaign saw them drop out of the top flight on the last day of the season.

Everyone at Swansea City would like to thank Carlos and his staff for all their efforts and wish them all the best in their future careers.