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Britton doesn't want to be Clement's Swansea successor

Brtitton last month became a player-coach at the Welsh club. Credit: PA

Leon Britton has stressed he is not looking to become Paul Clement's full-time successor at Swansea.

After sacking boss Clement on Wednesday night, the Swans have made long-serving midfielder Britton, who last month became a player-coach at the Welsh club, caretaker manager and he will be in charge for Saturday's Premier League home match against Crystal Palace.

The likes of Slaven Bilic, Ronald Koeman and Tony Pulis have been linked with the vacancy.

Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs ruled himself out of the running on Thursday morning.

And when Britton was asked later in the day if he was a contender for the full-time job, the 35-year-old said: "Not at the moment.

"It is not to say I wouldn't take it in the future, but I just think at this moment in time it is not the right move for me."


Bayern Munich stopped Clement getting England role

Paul Clement was stopped from joining England by Bayern Munich. Credit: Clement

Paul Clement has revealed how he was prevented from joining Sam Allardyce's England coaching staff ahead of their Goodison Park reunion.

Clement comes up against Allardyce in the Premier League on Monday night when his Swansea side travel to Everton - but the two men almost ended up working together after England's Euro 2016 humiliation.

New England boss Allardyce wanted Clement, then Carlo Ancelotti's assistant at Bayern Munich, to join his coaching team at St George's Park before the German giants blocked the move.

"We were so close to working with each other, but Bayern said no," Clement said ahead of bottom-placed Swansea's trip to Merseyside.

"It was always only going to be a part-time role, I was not going to leave Bayern.

"I understood why Bayern said no. They wanted me to concentrate solely on Bayern and rightly so with a club of that size.

"But I was disappointed because it would have been a great honour to work with the national team.

"So Sam appointed Craig Shakespeare and now they are working together at Everton."

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