Swansea set to appoint Guidolin as new head coach

Date published: Sunday 17th January 2016 7:36

Francesco Guidolin: Will work alongside Alan Curtis at Swansea

Francesco Guidolin: Will work alongside Alan Curtis at Swansea

Swansea City are set to appoint former Udinese manager Francesco Guidolin as their new head coach.

Reports today suggested that Swansea were considering appointing a new head coach in a bid to avoid relegation to the Championship, and current caretaker boss Alan Curtis admitted he was willing to step down should the club do so.

Now it is being reported that the Italian will work alongside Alan Curtis until the end of the season.

Guidolin has previously managed 11 different clubs in Italy, including Palermo and Parma, as well as French Ligue 1 side Monaco.

Swansea currently lie 18th in the Premier League, and face Watford at the Liberty Stadium tomorrow, with Guidolin potentially watching on from the stands.

The Swans sacked manager Garry Monk on December 9, but chairman Huw Jenkins struggled to find an ideal replacement in his search for a new boss.

Guidolin guided Udinese to two consecutive Champions League finishes and achieved their highest ever Serie A finish in 2012 with a third-place finish.

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