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Paul Clement favourite to coach Swansea, Bayern’s winter schedule

According to numerous media reports, Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant coach Paul Clement has emerged as odds-on favourite to coach Swansea City. This and more about Bayern Munich’s winter break in the first Bayern Express of 2017.

Paul Clement is set to leave the German champions Bayern Munich as early as the upcoming week. As the BBC reports, the 44-year old has been in talks regarding the vacant managerial position at Swansea City.

The Welsh club is currently searching for their third coach of the season. After Francesco Guidolin took care of the Swans from January until October 2016, Bob Bradley’s spell was an even shorter one. He was fired after 86 days and just two wins from eleven matches.

Swansea are bottom of the league, in dire need of help. At the moment, the Swans sit five points from safety.

Clement’s previous stint without Carlo Ancelotti by his side came in the 2015-16 season. He was in charge of Championship side Derby County, until the Rams sacked him in fifth place.

Winter training camp about to begin

2017 has arrived and it also means Bayern’s winter training camp is imminent. January 3 sees the players return to training, all the way over in Doha. Unfortunately, the often criticised location working conditions were not commented upon anymore. Carlo Ancelotti’s men will stay in Qatar until January 11, before returning home to the Säbener Straße.

Additionally, two short matches at the Telekom Cup on January 14 will serve as preparation for the Bundesliga restart. In two 45-minute long games, Bayern will face hosts Fortuna Düsseldorf and the winner/loser of Borussia Mönchengladbach – Mainz 05.

Finally, six days later, the Bundesliga is back with Bayern’s visit to Freiburg. Christian Streich’s squad finds itself in eighth after having played a solid half year so far. The game will be televised live on German free TV (ARD).

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