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Swansea have appointed a very familiar face as caretaker manager for Crystal Palace clash 

The Swans sacked Paul Clement on Wednesday evening and have given the reigns to a fan favourite in the meantime

Poor old Paul Clement became the sixth Premier League manager to lose his job this season, when Swansea gave him the boot yesterday evening. 

And while they search high and low for a brand new manager who’s both young, forward-thinking and enigmatic (they’re going to end up with Tony Pulis, aren’t they?), the relegation-threatened club have decided to go for a very familiar face in the meantime.

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Step up Leon Britton.

The 35-year-old midfielder – who’s one of the club’s longest serving players, having represented them in all four professional divisions of English football – has been given the caretaker manager role while the club searches for a replacement gaffer.

And Britton could even end up making the job his own, in the same way Garry Monk did when he took over from Michael Laudrup back in 2014.

Britton has been Clement’s assistant this season

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Britton has been Clement’s assistant this season

Swansea are currently sat bottom of the Premier League table and are four points adrift of safety following their 3-1 defeat to Everton on Monday night, which was their 12th loss of the season.

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They’ll play fellow relegation candidates Crystal Palace on Saturday, which will be Britton’s debut in the dugout.

Meanwhile, the likes of Pulis, Louis van Gaal, Ryan Giggs, Ronald Koeman and Slaven Bilic have all been linked with the vacant position.