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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Guidolin signs three-year deal to remain at Swansea

Francesco Guidolin. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire
Francesco Guidolin. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Francesco Guidolin is to remain as Swansea boss after agreeing a new two-year contract with the Barclays Premier League club.

Swansea confirmed that Guidolin's deal was ratified at a board meeting on Wednesday.

The 60-year-old Italian took over from a sacked Garry Monk in January on a short-term contract until the end of this season, and has since guided Swansea to Premier League safety by winning seven and drawing three of his 15 games in charge.

Guidolin took over a team in serious relegation danger, and had the sole target of securing Swansea's Premier League survival.

But he turned the club's fortunes around, with Swansea currently 11th in the table on 46 points going into their final game of the season against Liberty Stadium visitors Manchester City this weekend.

"I am pleased to confirm that we have reached an agreement with Francesco on a new two-year contract," Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said.

"Francesco fully deserves the chance to continue his good work into the new campaign.

"He has achieved the goal of securing top-flight football for this club with plenty to spare."

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