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Swansea City and Stoke City have parted ways with their managers after relegation from the premier league. Carlos Carvalhal and Paul Lambert have left Swansea and Stoke respectively. The managers had joined the clubs mid-season hoping to help the clubs avoid relegation.

Move in a new direction

Carvalhal, who joined Swansea in December as Paul Clement's successor, was given an interim contract until the end of the 2017/18 season. The club opted not to extend the contract. Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins said it was in the best interest of both parties to move in a new direction. The manager’s departure sees the Welsh club looking for a fifth manager in two years.

It was a pleasure managing Swansea, Carvalhal said. He appreciated the support he received from everyone at the club. He added that he wished the club all the best even though they were going in different directions.

Jenkins thanked Carvalhal for his commitment, hard work, and enthusiasm in serving the club. Other members of the first team departing the Liberty Stadium include Joao Mario, Bruno Lage (first team coaches), Jhony Conceicao and Paulo Sampaio (match analysts). Swedish club Ostersund’ s first team manager Graham Potter is one of the favorites to take over at Swansea.

West Brom confirm Darren Moore

Swansea dropped to Championship after seven years in the premier league. This comes at a cost as Angel Rangel and Ki Sung-yueng have already left the club. Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski asked the club to allow him to leave, saying he wished to play at a higher level.

Stoke City, on the other hand, has promised to bring in a new manager as soon as possible after parting ways with Paul Lambert. The new manager will be Stoke’s third manager within a year. Lambert lasted only four months at the club, managing two wins in 15 games since replacing Mark Hughes.

The relegation ended Stoke City’s ten-year stay in the premier league. The Potters, in a statement, said the drop wasn’t because Lambert did not put in effort and professionalism. The club thanked him for his service over the four months and wished him the best in his future.

Meanwhile, West Bromwich Albion has hired Darren Moore on a permanent basis. Moore took over from Alan Pardew on a caretaker basis. Though he was unable to save the club from relegation, the Baggies said Moore embodied the spirit of the club and what they were trying to achieve. The club hopes their former defender will lead them back to the premier league.