Swansea Appoint Leon Britton As Caretaker Manager

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Swansea have confirmed Leon Britton will take caretaker charge for Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace.

Swansea sacked manager Paul Clement on Wednesday with the club rooted to the bottom of the table, having won just three of their opening 18 matches.

Leon Britton, having joined in 2003, helped Swansea rise up the football league, playing a key role in three promotions from League Two to the Premier League.

He was named as assistant coach to Clement after Claude Makelele left the club last month, while also remaining on the playing staff.

A statement on the official club website read: “Swansea City can confirm that Leon Britton will take charge of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans stalwart has been handed the caretaker manager role while the club continues its search for a replacement for Paul Clement, who parted company with the club last night along with assistants Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi.

“Britton, who stepped into a player-coaching role last month after 15 years at the club, will be assisted by under-23 coaches Gary Richards and Cameron Toshack. Goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts will also continue to assist.

“The quartet took training this morning and Britton will face the media at 1pm this afternoon live on this website.

“Further details on the managerial search will follow for supporters in due course.”



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