Tony Pulis is the leading contender to take over at Swansea City if the board lose patience with manager Paul Clement.

Sportsmail understands Clement's future is not dependent on winning at home against Bournemouth on Saturday, but Swansea are very aware of Pulis's record of never having been relegated as a manager.

The Swans are the only club in the bottom five of the Premier League not to have had a change of leadership this season, and defeat would be a fifth consecutive loss for the Welsh side. They have also lost five of their six home league matches so far in this campaign.

Pulis, 59, would be available to start immediately after he was sacked by West Bromwich Albion last Monday.