Its been a difficult season, suspicion of the new owners, getting rid of Franco was questionable and then Bob Bradley who was a disaster. Then there were the dismal displays absolute car crash results, spineless, disorganised drivel, enter Paul Clement, Tom Carroll and a few other signings. I think there are many reasons to be hopeful my main concern were the new owners, if you have the cash then you can asset strip a Premier League and make a fortune.
New signings in January were a sign (pun) that the new owners have no intention of going down this route, I always suspected they would not, the money they would gain would be eclipsed to the scale of the damage to their reputation, but its nice to get confirmation.
Tom Carroll and Swansea is arguably a perfect marriage, he will get playing time and a role where he can express his obvious ability in a team that likes to play football.
Finally Paul Clement just seems to have it all, he has the experience as assistant and clearly very clever tactically from changes he has already made at various stages of games.