A year in the working life of Swansea City AFC manager Paul Clement

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It has been almost a year since Paul Clement took over as manager of Swansea City AFC, from his predecessor Bob Bradley.

Athena Picture Agency were there as the exclusive sports photographers working with the only Premier League Club in Wales, to offer them a great service of documenting his work, from taking charge of training sessions, speaking to the media, during match days and even when new signings would arrive at the Club.

It is always sad when a manager leaves. He loved Wales, and it’s such a shame that the line of work of a football manager can be so cruel, in less than 12 months, he effectively became from hero to zero.

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Swansea City AFC said in a statement about the departure of Paul Clement:

Swansea City chairman, Huw Jenkins, confirmed: “To change the manager, especially at only the halfway point of the season, is the last thing we wanted to do as a club.

“We had three different managers last season and as a result we all wanted to give Paul as much time as possible to turn things around.

“But we felt we couldn’t leave it any longer and needed to make a change to give us the best chance of an uplift and a turnaround in fortunes with the club bottom of the Premier League.

“Paul has been at the club for 12 months and what he achieved in the second half of last season to keep us in the top flight was a tremendous feat. For that, and his effort and commitment this season, it goes without saying that the club thanks him for his work, together with Nigel (Gibbs) and Karl (Halabi).

“I have had an excellent working relationship with Paul and we are all, including the owners, surprised and disappointed it hasn’t worked out this season.

“We wish Paul every success in his career going forward.’’

ON THE TRAINING PITCH

Paul Clement watches on as Wilfried Bony goes through his medical at the Fairwood Training Ground, Wales, UK

 

Paul Clement throws the ball during the Swansea City training session at The Fairwood training Ground, Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Paul Clement with Claude Makelele oversee the players during the Swansea City Training at The Fairwood Training Ground, Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Paul Clement arranges the balls during the Swansea City Training at The Fairwood Training Complex, Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Manager Paul Clement observes his players train at Fairwood training ground, UK

 

Paul Clement holds footballs during the Swansea City Training at The Fairwood Training Ground,Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Swansea manager Paul Clement during the Swansea City Training at The Fairwood Training Ground, Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Swansea manager Paul Clement briefs his players during the Swansea City Training at The Fairwood Training Ground, Swansea, Wales, UK

DURING MARCH DAYS

 

Paul Clement celebrates the goal scored by Fernando Llorente, making the score 3-2 to his team during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Burnley at The Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Swansea manager Paul Clement celebrates his team’s win during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, UK

 

Manager of Swansea City, Paul Clement reacts during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Bournemouth at The Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Swansea City manager Paul Clement shouts instructions during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Swansea City at the bet365 Stadium, Stoke on Trent, England, UK

 

Manager of Swansea City, Paul Clement celebrates his team’s win after the Premier League match between Swansea City and Stoke City at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales

 

Manager of Swansea City, Paul Clement looks on during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at The Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Swansea manager Paul Clement walks off the pitch during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho speaks with Swansea manager Paul Clement on the pitch during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Swansea manager Paul Clement during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Newcastle United at The Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Swansea manager Paul Clement gives instructions to his players during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Newcastle United at The Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Swansea manager Paul Clement gives instructions to his players during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Newcastle United at The Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Swansea manager Paul Clement gives instructions to his players during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Newcastle United at The Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Paul Clement walks on the pitch of the Liberty Stadium, Wales, UK

DURING PRESS DAYS

Manager Paul Clement speaks to reporters during the Swansea City Press Conference at The Fairwood Training Ground, Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Swansea City FC manager Paul Clement at the Fairwood Training Ground, Swansea, Wales, UK

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