Why Swansea City's Paul Clement should be a candidate for Everton job

Swansea head coach Paul Clement reacts during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at Liberty Stadium on May 21, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

Everton should consider Swansea's Paul Clement.

Swansea head coach Paul Clement reacts during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at Liberty Stadium on May 21, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

Everton's search for a manager is no closer to ending, with Sam Allardyce a prominent if uninspiring potential candidate.

One Premier League boss who they should consider who has not yet been mentioned is Swansea City's Paul Clement.

Clement's Swansea sit in a lowly 19th place, so why should they want to take a gamble on him?

Well here are three reasons why they should...

Budgets are world apart - high profile links

Paul Clement, Manager of Swansea City adjusts his suit during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Swansea City at Selhurst Park on August 26, 2017 in London, England.

Swansea may sit in 19th place, but do not confuse their budget with Everton's record setting spree.

Clement's Swansea have had to make do while losing their top two players from last season who were lured away.

At Everton he could do a lot more than he has been able to do at Swansea, and bring in high calibre players.

He has worked under Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid and PSG, and these links helped him sign Bayern's Renato Sanches on loan.

This should be encouragement enough that his contacts could help Clement attract top stars to Everton.

Proven firefighter, forget Derby spell

While Swansea are struggling this season, Clement's achievements last season should not be forgotten.

He took over after Bob Bradley's disastrous spell and nobody gave him a prayer of success, but he managed to turn their form around.

Clement fixed their league worst defence and they avoided relegation. Better defensive know-how is just what the Toffees need right now.

One blot on Clement's CV was his short term stint as Derby manager, but while he lasted less than a season, this was due to a panic from owner Mel Morris with the side still in play-off contention.

Gylfi Sigurdsson - he can make him tick

Everton's Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson (L) has an unsuccessful shot during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park in Liverpool,...

Perhaps the biggest plus for Clement moving to Everton would be the huge effect it could have on record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Sigurdsson has no goals and no assists in 10 Premier League games this season, but at Swansea last year he was terrific.

Under Clement he displayed his best form and was a key part of the Swans managing to avoid relegation.

If he can get the £45 million man performing, Clement would be a shrewd appointment.

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