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CAIRO – 22 December 2017: Manchester United’s former Welsh captain, Ryan Giggs, believes that Swansea City are suffering in the Premier League this season, as they lost many important players in the summer.
“They lost good players, didn't they? They lost Sigurdsson, they lost Llorente, and probably never replaced them. That's always a problem," Giggs told Sky Sports on Thursday.
Swansea City sold Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente to Everton and Tottenham Hotspurs respectively in the summer.
Having lost 12 games, Swansea City are at the bottom of the Premier League with 12 points from 18 games in total. The team won three times and drew in three others. Swansea City sacked their manager, Paul Clement, on Wednesday night.
Asked if Swansea City contacted him to succeed Clement, Giggs answered, “No. I've spoken to them before; last time before they appointed Bob Bradley."
American-born Bradley managed Swansea City between October and December 2016.
Giggs offered himself earlier to succeed Chris Coleman as the Welsh national team manager.