- Swansea are still searching for Paul Clement’s replacement after he was sacked
- Carlos Carvalhal, who was sacked by Sheffield Wednesday, has been shortlisted
- Caretaker manager Leon Britton is preparing the team for Saturday’s match
Swansea City have added Carlos Carvalhal to their shortlist as the search for Paul Clement’s replacement drags on.
The 52-year-old was sacked by Sheffield Wednesday on Christmas Eve but has long drawn interest from Swansea, who first considered him when Garry Monk left two years ago.
Having twice led Wednesday into the Championship play-offs, the Portuguese is an option who would have deep knowledge of the second tier in the event that bottom-placed Swansea go down.
Swansea have added Carlos Carvalhal to their shortlist as they look to replace Paul Clement
Carvalhal was sacked by Sheffield Wednesday on Christmas Eve but has interest from Swansea
But the fact he is under consideration is also a departure from their early recruitment strategy of wanting candidates with recent Premier League experience.
It is understood that they were knocked back by Ronald Koeman, while Sportsmail believes that early interest in Frank de Boer is unlikely at this stage to advance.
Slaven Bilic is available and open to offers, while Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic has admirers at the club.
As Sportsmail revealed last week, Roberto Martinez was also sounded out, but on the basis of whether he would be keen to come in during the summer after leading Belgium at the World Cup.
Caretaker manager Leon Britton took training on Wednesday and is preparing the team under the assumption that he will be in charge at Watford on Saturday.