Coach Carvalhal out after Swansea EPL drop

Swansea have opted not to extend manager Carlos Carvalhal's contract after their EPL relegation

Fresh from their English Premier League relegation, Welsh club Swansea City have announced they will not be extending the contract of manager Carlos Carvalhal.

The Swans were relegated on Sunday from the EPL after a 2-1 home defeat to Stoke, ending their seven-year stay in the top flight.

Carvalhal was appointed in December as Paul Clement's successor, just three days after leaving Sheffield Wednesday.

Carvalhal won five of his first nine league games as Swansea climbed to 13th place, but they were condemned to the Championship after picking up only three points from the last 27 on offer. They finished third last on 33 points.

"The Swans will start the search for a new boss after opting to make a change following their relegation from the Premier League," Swansea said in a statement on their website.

"The club can also confirm first-team coaches Joao Mario and Bruno Lage have left the Liberty Stadium, along with match analysts Jhony Conceicao and Paulo Sampaio.

"We'd like to put on record our thanks to Carlos for his enthusiasm, hard work and commitment since arriving at the club in December," said Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins.

"Naturally, we are all disappointed with the club's relegation from the Premier League and, following discussions with Carlos, we felt it was in the best interests of both parties that we move in a new direction."