Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Clement Wins January Manager of the Month Award

Clement Wins January Manager of the Month Award

Swansea City head coach Paul Clement won the Premier League Player of the Month award for January after guiding the Swans out of the bottom three.

The former Derby boss signed a two-and-a-half year contract with the Swans in London when Alan Curtis and Paul Williams - no longer working with the first team - prepared the squad for their crucial win away at Crystal Palace. That day, the Swans were rock bottom of the table with just 12 points, but now we're 17th position with 21 points.

Clement`s first full match in charge - at home against Arsenal ended in a disappointing 4-0 defeat, but despite the rather flattering scoreline, you could already see signs that the Swans were moving in the right direction - particularly their better organisation and increased confidence.

That improved significantly in the games that followed, a 3-2 away win at Liverpool before a vital 2-1 home victory against Southampton - who incidentally went to Sunderland today and won 4-0.

Clement completely deserved the award, he`s literally transformed the team into what looked like certs for relegation to now having a serious chance of avoiding the drop. They can move four points clear of the bottom three on Sunday when they host the title holders Leicester City.

Commenting on winning the award, Clement said:

It was a nice surprise,'

'Also because of the other managers who had very good results and teams this month.

'I was absolutely confident in my ability to do this job, and I haven`t done the job. There`s a long way to go.'


Paul Clement has also received praise from new signing Tom Carroll, who told the Official Site that he has been "really impressed" with the former Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, PSG and Chelsea assistant:

"Mauricio Pochettino is a good guy and a top manager,"

"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."



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday February 11 2017
Time: 8:40PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Limited Progress Made On Disabled Access

It's been reported that 13 Premier League clubs are still failing to provide the required number of wheelchair spaces for disabled supporters.

Stoke Win Brings Positive Feeling Back Says Clement

Swansea City boss Paul Clement says his side have some momentum again after a vital home win over Stoke City

Stats: Swansea City v Stoke City

All the stats from Swansea City (2) vs (0) Stoke City, Liberty Stadium, 22nd April 2017 Att: 20,566

Team Line-Ups: Swansea City vs Stoke City

Confirmed team Line-Ups as Swansea City host Stoke at the Liberty Stadium

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Stoke City
Suggested By:
Fabianski20%
Naughton0%
Mawson0%
Fernandez6%
Kingsley0%
Britton43%
Ki0%
Carroll6%
Ayew25%
Llorente0%
Sigurdsson0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 32 24 3 5 75 38
2 Spurs 32 21 8 3 71 46
3 Liverpool 33 19 9 5 66 29
4 Man City 32 19 7 6 64 28
5 Man Utd 31 16 12 3 60 24
6 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
7 Arsenal 31 17 6 8 57 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 31 11 7 13 40 -3
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
13 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
14 Leicester City 32 10 7 15 37 -12
15 Burnley 33 10 6 17 36 -14
16 Crystal Palace 32 10 5 17 35 -8
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 33 4 12 17 24 -20
20 Sunderland 32 5 6 21 21 -32
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 6 2017 5:30PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W9
2.KevinE6
3.GThomas4
4.yugo233
5.Woody1
Vital Football Comment