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Swansea Have Lost Their Identity- Jonjo Shelvey

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey believes that former club Swansea City have lost their identity in recent years.

Since Michael Laudrup left the Liberty Stadium in February 2014, Swansea have parted company with four permanent managers, with Carlos Carvalhal recently being brought in as a replacement for Paul Clement.

Between July 2013 and January 2016, Shelvey made 98 appearances for the Swans but the England international feels that the Welsh side have struggled for consistency due to the frequent alterations in the dugout.

The 25-year-old told NUFC TV: “They have chopped and changed the managers to be fair and I don’t think that has helped them. I think they need to get back playing the way they played football.

“Even when I was at Liverpool you wouldn’t see the ball for a lot of the time. When I went there everything was about ball possession, all of our work was about the football and we were battering teams at home with the ball – even against the top teams.

“They have gone away from that a little bit which is obviously down to whatever manager they had in at the time.”

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