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Swansea sack manager Duff

Championship club Swansea City have sacked boss Michael Duff within months of hiring him.

The 45-year-old notched only six wins during his time in charge of the Swans.

He was only the head coach for 21 games, with the club pulling the plug on his project.

Having not won in the past five games, Swansea are in 18th and only five points above the relegation zone.

Confirming Duff's departure, Swansea chairman Andy Coleman said: "This was a very difficult decision and one that was given considerable thought and attention.

"I acknowledge that there has been a significant amount of change at the club, both on and off the pitch, during Michael's tenure. I consistently asked for patience as we gave him time to implement his plans and bring the squad together.

"Unfortunately, we have seen neither the results that we expect nor the progress from the squad that we need. I believe it is now in the best interests of Swansea City to make a change of head coach.

"I have the greatest respect for Michael as a person and as a leader. I know how hard he and his staff have worked throughout this season for Swansea City.

"I want to personally thank Michael, Martin, and their families for the sacrifices they have made on behalf of this club and this city.

"I know that Michael will be successful in his next opportunity and on behalf of the Board and the entire club, I wish him and Martin only the best in their future endeavours."

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