Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin says it was “important” for him to earn a new contract at Swansea after steering them away from relegation to claim a 12th place Premier League finish.
Guidolin took over at the club after Garry Monk was sacked with a big threat of relegation to the Championship, but the Italian turned the club’s fortunes around to claim an impressive finish.
Guidolin earned himself a two-year contract at the club in doing so, and Swansea finished off their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Champions League-chasing Manchester City.
City took the lead through Kelechi Iheanacho, but Andre Ayew replied for the Swans to earn a draw at the Liberty Stadium.
Speaking after the match, Guidolin admits the club have “worked hard” to avoid relegation and now looks forward to next season in the Premier League.
The Swansea boss said: “It was not a simple moment when I arrived but our players and staff have worked very hard and we have finished well in the table and that is the most important thing.
“It is important for me that I got a new contract, I am happy and hope to do well next season. We have a good squad with a lot of depth and have shown that many times and deserve our position.”