18 Jan 2016


Swansea City have announced the appointment of experience Italian manager, Francesco Guidolin, as Head Coach for the remainder of the season. Guidolin will continue to work alongside Alan Curtis, who was originally appointed as interim manager following Garry Monk's departure.

In a statement released via the club's official website, Swansea City Chairman Huw Jenkins said: “We are very pleased with the appointment,’’ he declared. “His experience and knowledge will be a huge asset to the club. 

“Although we recently appointed Alan Curtis as manager until the end of the campaign, he was aware and comfortable with the fact that we were still looking to bring someone in to assist if we found the right person. 

“We believe we have found that person in Francesco. He has an excellent record, especially with Udinese over the last few years. He created an Udinese side from a relatively small budget - compared to the rest of the league - that competed with the big teams in Serie A. 

“He instilled a belief and motivation to compete and beat the best Italy had to offer. It is similar to what this football club is trying to do in the Premier League. 

“He also has a wealth of knowledge of players throughout Europe which will be a big boost on our recruitment side; something we have been reviewing in a lot more depth over the last few months. 

“When the need arose to look for a new manager or head coach, those characteristics stood out from a number of other potential candidates, together with the enthusiasm he has shown to come in and help us turn our season around and retain our Premier League status.’’