Boss still believes he can save Swans

Swansea City

Swansea City boss Paul Clement wants more time to turn the club around and appears still to have the backing of the owners.

Swansea slipped into bottom place in the Premier League at the weekend following the 2-1 defeat to Stoke City at Bet365 Stadium.

Clement, who has been in charge for less than 12 months, looked despondent in his post-match press conference but vowed to fight on in a bid to turn the season around.

He said: “Of course I do (want to be given time). As you know those kind of things are very much out of the hands of the manager or a coach.

“That will always be down to the chairman and the ownership to make those decisions if the situation is going in a really bad direction and you can’t see any chance of changing it.

“I believe I can (change it). I showed last year I am capable of working at this level with 29 points over 19 games. It was a big effort, it is nowhere near as good this season. I am the same person, we have a slightly different group of players but the most important thing is to find a way to play better.”