Carvalhal set to leave Swansea

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"I think he was given the job on the [basis] of he could get them promotion out of the Championship [next season] - so they are playing without fear and that's a different prospect".

Swansea's defeat to Southampton, coupled with Huddersfield's point at Chelsea, means that Carvalhal's troops need to beat Stoke, hope the Saints lose to Man City, then somehow overcome a 10 goal swing. Swansea and Southampton are still fighting to survive, but Saints' victory this week in what was effectively a relegation play-off has put them in a much stronger position going into the final day.

CARLOS CARVALHAL will leave his role as Swansea manager at the end of the season as the club prepares for an nearly certain relegation.

Britton was part of the Swansea side which avoided relegation from the football League on the final day of the 2002/03 season. He said he feels it's important the club keeps some of the ex-players who have been here during a positive period in the club's history.

"Manchester City are such a joy to watch as a neutral but they are horrifying as the opposition". I've enjoyed my time here at the end of a hard season.

It is believed the decision to quit playing has been made by the player who has been told he can have a coaching role at the club, though Britton is now considering his options. But at the end, the problem is not the 20 points we got but the 13 points we had when we arrived.

'At this moment we are breathing really, really badly.

Swansea have scored less goals than any other team in the league at just 27 meaning a big return like that isn't hugely likely - something which works in Southampton's favour.

"The club has tried to do things on the cheap, bring players in on the cheap".

Swansea City icon Leon Britton will retire at the end of the season. We must analyse the whole season with all the games. I don't believe too many managers would have done better than we did'.