Ghana striker Jordan Ayew will play under a new manager after Swansea City confirmed the appointment of Carlos Carvahal.

The Portuguese will take over the managerial duties from Leon Britton, who had taken caretaker charge for the last two games.

The 52-year-old former Besiktas, Sporting Lisbon and Sheffield Wednesday boss has been given the Swans job initially until the end of the season with the option of an extension.

The new boss is charged with ensuring Swansea survive the drop after a poor first half of the campaign under Paul Clement.

Swans chairman Huw Jenkins speaking after the official announcement said: “We are very pleased with the appointment.

“We felt we needed to get the managerial situation resolved as soon as possible and while the timing is not always perfect, we can look forward to the second half of the campaign with renewed optimism.

“Carlos’ time at Sheffield Wednesday, which included securing two consecutive play-off places, highlighted that he has great character and personality to lead the squad and the football club, which is vital at such a crucial time.

“He has built up a lot of experience over the years which will ensure the team is structured and organised.

“He is driven and ambitious and while he has a big challenge ahead of him, I know he will tackle it without fear.”

The club is currently rooted bottom of Premier League table with only 13pts from 2o games played.

By Daraja Mutari/