Swansea City's Tom Carroll thriving under Paul Clement

11th February 2017

Tom Carroll reckons life under Mauricio Pochettino has made him a better player - and feels he is primed to thrive in Paul Clement's Swansea City side.
Carroll ended a 16-year association with Tottenham Hotspur by signing for the Swans during the January transfer window.
The 24-year-old looked to have established himself at White Hart Lane after clocking up 30 appearances for Pochettino's impressive Spurs side last season.
But having seen his first-team opportunities dry up in this campaign, Carroll felt the time was right to rejoin the Swans, the club he had previously played for on loan.
And while the midfielder learned a lot from Pochettino, he is now loving his time at the Liberty under head coach Clement.
"Mauricio Pochettino is a good guy and a top manager," Carroll says. 
"I think he has helped me improve as a player. The work they do both in the gym and on the training field at Tottenham has made me a better player.
"I can only thank him for that, but the head coach here at Swansea has been great, too. I have really enjoyed his sessions.
"I have been really impressed by him. He has a great reputation having worked at some top clubs around Europe and what he has done on the training pitch with the lads has been really good. 
"I think all the players are enjoying playing for him."

*You can read much more from Tom Carroll in Sunday's Jack Magazine.
He discusses his eye-catching running stats, that cross at Liverpool and the awful injury suffered by an old mate at Spurs, Ryan Mason.
Also in Jack Magazine, we profile another new boy, Jordan Ayew, and speak to Swans assistant coach Nigel Gibbs about Kenny Jackett, Graham Taylor and Sir Elton John.
We also hear from head coach Paul Clement, club skipper Leon Britton and chairman Huw Jenkins, who assesses the recent transfer window.
We look back with former Swans keeper Dorus de Vries, and speak to Leicester legend Steve Walsh.
And there is plenty more in this edition of Jack Magazine, including news from the development squad, the academy and the ladies' team, as well as all you need to know about Claudio Ranieri's Leicester side.
Issue 13 of the Premier League campaign is available for just £3 from around the Liberty, the club shop and online.
Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan, so don't miss out.